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Julian Assange is a whistle blower. It is a travesty of justice what Sweden, UK, Ecuador and the USA are doing to him.
by Nils Melzer edited by O Society June 26, 2019
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Torture Victims
I know, you may think I am deluded. How could life in an Embassy with a cat and a skateboard ever amount to torture? That’s exactly what I thought, too, when Assange first appealed to my office for protection. Like most of the public, I had been subconsciously poisoned by the relentless smear campaign, which had been disseminated over the years. So it took a second knock on my door to get my reluctant attention. But once I looked into the facts of this case, what I found filled me with repulsion and disbelief.
Surely, I thought, Assange must be a rapist! But what I found is that he has never been charged with a sexual offence. True, soon after the US had…
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