John Pilger on Julian Assange condition and treatment in Belmarsh Prison, Danger that “we will lose Julian”, Treated like political prisoner
Mueller, as a matter of determined policy, omitted key steps which any honest investigator would undertake. He did not commission any forensic examination of the DNC servers. He did not interview Bill Binney. He did not interview Julian Assange. His failure to do any of those obvious things renders his report worthless.”…Craig Murray
“Fox News news analyst Ellen Ratner relayed information from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Texas businessman Ed Butowsky regarding Seth Rich’s role in transferring emails to Wikileaks, according to an amended lawsuit that I filed this morning on behalf of Mr. Butowsky.”…Attorney Ty Clevenger
“Who murdered Seth Rich and why?”…Citizen Wells
From a RT interview August 21, 2019.
“Can I just say very quickly first, we have been talking about censorship by omission, on a huge scale. A Federal court ruled that there was no Russian connection with Julian Assange and that he had constitutional rights to do as he did as a journalist and as a publisher and that has been completely ignored.
Julian’s own condition is…how do I put it…it’s very dangerous. When I last saw him about 10 days ago, I was shocked because he had lost more weight, he was isolated. They seem to be imposing a regime that must be punitive, on him of isolation. He’s in what they call the health care wing, hospital wing of Belmarsh prison. But he’s in a single cell. He told me “I see people walking by and I’d like to talk to them but I can’t”. Category A prisoners, murderers and others who have committed serious crimes are allowed to fraternize. Julian is not allowed to fraternize. He’s not even allowed to telephone his American lawyers and he’s facing extradition to the United States. He had to wait two and half months to see an optician and then when he got his glasses one of the lenses didn’t work. He’s being denied the right to prepare his own defense, he’s denied access to documents, access to the library, a laptop. His lawyer, uh his solicitor Gareth Peirce wrote to the governor of Belmarsh on the 4th of June about this and received no reply. What’s going on?
If there is no basic, we understand if there is no basic justice in the treatment of somebody like this who is in prison because he infringed bail. That is just about the merest…it’s not a crime actually… it is about the merest thing that the law can nail you for, and that is infringing your bail. He is there also of course because he is facing US extradition but primarily he’s there for this minor offense and he’s being treated in the way that political prisoners are treated all over the world. That’s a moniker that won’t be appreciated but it applies.
Q. Have his previous partners The Guardian Newspaper in London and New York Times helped to seal his fate?
Yes they have helped to seal his fate. Mind you they’re worried because in this Federal Court ruling it was made clear by the Judge in this very considered judgement, that newspapers like the New York Times,… the New York Times and The Guardian published the war logs in 2010, the war logs from Iraq, the war logs from Afghanistan that WikiLeaks had been the conduit for, had had passed to them …they published them first, before Wikileaks. In law, and that’s what he was saying, they are as liable. But they are also, as Julian is, and this is the point he was making, are protected by the US Constitution. Now the US Constitution is being torn up by the Trump administration. That’s why Julian basically is in the trouble he is. All these charges that he is meant to be facing in the United States are concocted, they’re ridiculous, they don’t apply. They’re charges against a journalist and a publisher. But they would apply equally against the Editor in Chief of the The Guardian, the Editor of the New York Times, and the Editor of El Pais, the Editor of Der Spiegel, the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. They know this and they’re worried.
But they come from such… they’re in such cahoots, they collude so deeply with the Establishment of their countries …and that now means the Intelligence agencies, they have the power now in Western societies… they collude so deeply with them that they dare not speak up.
But they I suggest that if this whole grotesque charade against Julian Assange goes on, they should speak up pretty quickly.”