By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 11/25/19 |
Sixty doctors from the UK, Australia, Europe and Sri Lanka have signed an open letter to UK home secretary Priti Patel in a plea for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s life.
According to the doctors, Assange, who is currently being held in Belmarsh Prison in the UK on behalf of the US, needs to be transferred to a university hospital where a team of experts can assess and treat him immediately.
“From a medical point of view, on the evidence currently available, we have serious concerns about Mr Assange’s fitness to stand trial in February 2020.
“Most importantly, it is our opinion that Mr Assange requires urgent expert medical assessment of both his physical and psychological state of health…Were such urgent assessment and treatment not to take place, we have real concerns, on the evidence currently available, that Mr Assange could die in prison.”
When Assange faced a judge in October, after six months of solitary confinement, experts said he already displayed all the signs of a victim of torture and feared for his life.
Now, dozens of medical professionals have signed the open letter to the government of the UK, stressing that the situation is ‘urgent’ and ‘there is no time to lose.’
Julian Assange is a political prisoner, currently being held on dubious allegations coming out the US. What he is really guilty of is telling the truth about American political and war crimes.
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