Julian Assange and the Inhumanity of the British State: ‘Unofficial’ Solitary Confinement as Torture

26 January 2020 — 21st Century Wire

Up until this week, Assange has been held in solitary confinement in Belmarsh prison. Incredibly, it was the other prisoners along with Assange’s legal team, who have pressured the government officials to respect the law and allow Assange to be removed from solitary confinement, resulting in his transfer to a general wing. This piece looks at how Assange was unofficially segregated in the prison’s healthcare unit,  with no recourse to systems designed for prisoners in official solitary confinement regimes as applied under Prison Rule 45, leaving him out of reach of rules and law.


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Brazil Aims to Criminalize Glenn Greenwald’s Journalism

25 January 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

New York Times: “Federal prosecutors in Brazil have brought charges against US journalist Glenn Greenwald for reporting on leaked cellphone messages showing widespread corruption of Brazilian public officials. Greenwald is accused of being part of a “criminal organization” that hacked into the cellphones of several prosecutors and other officials to obtain the messages.”

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Julian Assange News Links 23-25 January 2020

25 January 2020 • 18:00 — The New Dark Age

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Belmarsh Prison Inmates Prove More Ethical Than Entire Western Empire
https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/01/25/belmarsh-prison-inmates-prove-more-ethical-than-entire-western-empire/

Exclusive: In-depth Interview with Investigative Journalist Stefania Maurizi on Assange Countdown to Freedom

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Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

25 January 2020 — Counter Currents

It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this is a point that both the prosecutors, fronted by the US imperium, and the WikiLeaks defence team, seem to have found some inadvertent agreement with. This is the biggest case of its kind, and will determine, for an era, how journalism and the publication of nationally classified information is treated.  Neither wish to misstep in this regard.

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Julian Assange News Links 23 January 2020

23 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

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‘We simply can’t get in’: Assange lawyer complains about lack of access to WikiLeaks founder
https://on.rt.com/a9ln

WikiLeaks Editor: US Is Saying First Amendment Doesn’t Apply To Foreigners In Assange Case
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ActivistPost/~3/6kclFLJX5w0/wikileaks-editor-us-is-saying-first-amendment-doesnt-apply-to-foreigners-in-assange-case.html

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Julian Assange News Links 22 January 2020

22 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

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The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate by Caitlin Johnstone
https://williambowles.info/2020/01/22/the-empires-war-on-oppositional-journalism-continues-to-escalate-by-caitlin-johnstone/

Brazil’s Bolsonaro government charges journalist Glenn Greenwald with “cybercrimes”
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/22/gree-j22.html

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Julian Assange News Links 12-17 January 2020

17 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Julian Assange At The Westminster Magistrates Court
https://orientalreview.org/2020/01/17/julian-assange-at-the-westminster-magistrates-court/

Now twenty years later, how did Putin do it?
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/01/16/now-twenty-years-later-how-did-putin-do-it/

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Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

16 January 2020 — Off Guardian

By Binoy Kampmark
Demonstranten vor dem westminster magistrates court in london fordern assanges freilassung die hauptanhoerung findet am 28 februar 2020 statt

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London.

Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.

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Julian Assange News Links 4 – 10 January 2020

10 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

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UN rapporteur Nils Melzer condemns Britain’s criminal role in the torture of Julian Assange
http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/10/assa-j10.html

JULIAN ASSANGE: Countdown to Freedom–new podcast series–interviews on upcoming extradition trial
https://williambowles.info/2020/01/09/julian-assange-countdown-to-freedom-new-podcast-series-interviews-on-upcoming-extradition-trial/

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Migrants Organise: Justice for Simba

7 January 2020 — Migrants Organise

From all of us at Migrants Organise, we wish you a very Happy New Year. We are going to have a busy 2020, and wanted to update you about some of our campaigns…

Justice for Simba – Sign the Petition & Donate!

Last year, one of our members, Simba, suffered a stroke that left him in a coma and paralysed on his left side. When he woke up, Sheffield Teaching Hospital presented him with a bill for £93,000 for the life saving treatment he had been given. He already had a bill of about £7,000 before the stroke. Simba has lived in the UK for most of his life, but because of his immigration status he is being charged for NHS care.

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