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Julian Assange Shows 'Symptoms Of Psychological Torture'

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Published on May 31, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

Julian Assange Shows 'Symptoms Of Psychological Torture'

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange shows all the symptoms of psychological torture, a United Nations expert has said.

The expert, Nils Melzer of the UN's Special Rapporteur on torture adding, that Assange risks having his human rights violated if he is extradited to the US.

Melzer said Assange is displaying "extreme stress, chronic anxiety and intense psychological trauma" after being subjected to several years' worth of "progressively severe forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment." The Australian is battling multiple charges from the United States, including 17 counts under the Espionage Act.

Assange failed to appear at a court hearing on Thursday amid concerns about his health.

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