18 February, ONLINE
Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Professor of International Law at Glasgow University and Human Rights Chair at the Geneva Academy started his investigation into how the US and UK governments were working to ensure a conviction.
His findings are explosive, revealing that Julian Assange has faced grave and systematic persecution, due process violations, judicial bias, collusion and manipulated evidence.
Melzer’s expert and compelling investigation puts the UK state into the dock, showing how, through secrecy, impunity and – crucially – public indifference, unchecked power reveals a deeply undemocratic system.
Furthermore, the Assange case sets a dangerous precedent: once telling the truth becomes a crime, censorship and tyranny inevitably follow.
Watch FPA’s press briefing with Nils Melzer from Friday 18th February, where he explains what he has discovered and why this is important now.