UN Torture Expert Blasts British Government’s Failure to Address Treatment of Julian Assange

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The United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture has been pressing the UK, US, Swedish, and Ecuadorian governments to properly investigate and address expert evidence showing that the WikiLeaks publisher has been subject “psychological torture”.

Nils Melzer, the UN’s torture expert, published on 31 December a letter that he sent to the British government in which he blasts their failure to address evidence that Julian Assange has been tortured. Melzer published the letter, dated 29 October 2019, after noting on twitter than more than 60 days had elapsed without a response from UK authorities.

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