Analysis of Response from Rob Davis OBE – Regarding The Unfair Treatment of Julian Assange

As at 13 Jan 2020 626 Mails
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Rob Davis OBE (Governor Belmarsh Prison)
Australian Foreign Minister
Chairs Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Committee


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D Harding
(Business Manager to Executive Director)

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Body ‘Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of HMPPS’

PDF You might be interested to learn that in accordance with the Access to Digital Evidence policy framework, prisoners are able to request digital equipment where required in order to view electronic disclosures by the Crown as evidence for the prosecution in any legal case

Note: Seems that Julian has to handle the 40,000 pages on paper


All prisoners also have a statutory entitlement to attend their establishment’s library for a minimum of 30 minutes per week, as detailed in PSI 02-2015 Prison Library Service.

Note: 30 minutes per week is not a lot to get on top of a 40,000 page submission


On the wider issue of matters of public health, the Ministry of Justice is not responsible for the commissioning of healthcare services in public prisons as this is the responsibility of NHS England and the Welsh Government. The commitment to working with health and justice partners is set out in the National Partnership Agreement for Prison Healthcare in England, which was published in April 2018 and is available for the public to view through the Government website: Prisoners do however receive the same healthcare and treatment as anyone outside of the prison. NHS practitioners use their professional judgement to ensure that a high level of care and confidentiality is provided to prisoners that is equal to that care given to patients in the wider community. HMPPS is committed through the National Partnership Agreement to safeguarding the public health of those in prison.

Note: It would seem the sole responsibility for moving Julian into a university teaching hospital lies with the director of NHS


HMPPS works to provide a safe environment where offenders are encouraged and supported to engage with the opportunities afforded to them to address their rehabilitation, ranging from educational courses and offending behaviour programmes to employment opportunities, with additional support being provided to address any medical or mental health needs.


I would like to assure you that prisoners are not detained in solitary confinement, nor in contravention of international law. As with all HMPPS facilities, HMP Belmarsh is subject to independent scrutiny from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), whose role is to report on conditions and treatment of prisoners and other detainees, promoting the concept of“healthy establishments” in which staff work effectively to reduce re-offending and achieve positive outcomes for those detained and the public.

Note: Someone is confused or lying. Nilz Melzer or Mr D Harding?
The editor needs seeking advice whether this statement makes Mr D Harding an accomplice.


However, as I have provided the maximum level of detail available to me within the Data Protection Laws, I do not intend to correspond with you any further on this matter.

Note: This is not entirely polite, we will organise a reply and if not answered consider worthy of further discussion in social media