Popular news journal, Independent Australia, together with the Queensland Council of Civil Liberties, hosted an event on Wednesday, 11 December 2019, to raise awareness for the plight of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, featuring his father John Shipton.
The conditions under which Assange is being held are worse than those of mass murderers and child sex offenders. Essentially in solitary confinement, he is not permitted internet usage. His visiting rights are limited to two half-hour visits per week. He cannot contact family or friends and his ability to prepare his own defence has been severely thwarted.
This, according to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer, is
“prolonged exposure to psychological torture … and abuse [which] may soon end up costing his life.”
Read full article in the Independent Australia