Assange’s life in GRAVE DANGER as first Covid-19 death confirmed in Belmarsh prison

On the 7th April 2020, RT news interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson. Conditions in Belmarsh prison, where Julian Assange is held, might be worse than London is willing to admit, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT, adding that Covid-19 could swiftly tear through the facility. A prison environment is “like a Petri dish” for a virus, Hrafnsson explained, particularly […]

Iain Overton (Iraq War Logs) at ‘Anonymous Bites Back’ speaks in defence of Julian Assange

Posted on wiseUp on 22 March 2020 Investigative journalist and author Iain Overton worked with WikiLeaks Julian Assange in the publication of the Iraq War Logs while he was working for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Here, speaking to the podcast Anonymous Bites Back, he raises a strong voice in defence of the WikiLeaks publisher almost 10 years after their initial collaboration. Read […]

Assange vs Khodorkovsky: Arbitrary Application of Human Rights by British Courts

On 6th April Nina Cross writes A TALE OF TWO DETENTIONS: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky. “…this will be decided properly, independently by the British legal system respected throughout the world for its independence and integrity,” said then UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt immediately following the arrest of Julian Assange, founder […]

UK Replies to Council of Europe Level 1 Threat ‘Detention and Imprisonment of Journalists’

Threat raised 7th January 2020; Response delivered 20th March 2020 on the CoE Platform to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists Review Incident Logs for complete picture Editors Note: The response seems to over look the disproportionate sentencing issues and arbitrary nature of detention. It might also be possible the prosecution […]

UK govt won’t release Assange amid virus

On 5th April 2020, Marty Silk reports for AAP The Ministry of Justice confirmed with AAP that Julian Assange, who is being held on remand in Belmarsh prison, will not be temporarily released because he’s not serving a custodial sentence and therefore not eligible. Editors Note: Refer to the The Julian Assange Clause in the […]

Statement on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill

On 2nd April, Statement on the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC) Chair, Richard Haley. The bill gives the Scottish Government the power to order the early release of many prisoners. Prisoners convicted of the most serious offences are excluded and there are other, odder exclusions. One of the exclusions is for […]