The Assange case is a poster child of state persecution. Every journalist, activist & all who care about democracy should know about the massive propaganda & legal corruption used to take Assange down. This is what tyranny looks like! #FreeAssange https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/05/29/endless-procedural-abuses-show-julian-assange-case-was-never-about-law …
The UN Rapporteur on Torture, @NilsMelzer, has released a scathing report detailing years of legal persecution, smear campaigns and harassment that have amounted to a campaign of psychological torture against Assange.
UN expert Melzer’s report found that the legal process used against Assange has been profoundly and systematically biased, violates the rule of law, has little to no basis in fact, has prevented Assange from defending himself, and has effectively silenced and ensnared him.
UN Rapporteur @NilsMelzer on #Assange: “In 20 years, I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law.”
"I’ve never seen a single person pursued so relentlessly and with so little foundation… This is persecution, not prosecution. It must stop here and it must stop now.” UN Special Rapporteur on Torture @NilsMelzer on Julian Assange #FreeAssange
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