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UN Torture Expert: Assange Shows Signs Of Years Of Psychological Torture

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Published on June 1, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

UN Torture Expert: Assange Shows Signs Of Years Of Psychological Torture

The UN's special rapporteur on torture said Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange shows signs of psychological torture.

UN torture expert Nils Melzer says Assange was the victim of several years' worth of "progressively severe forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment." He added Assange could have his human rights violated if he is extradited to the US.

According to Business Insider, Assange is currently on his seventh week of a 50-week sentence in the UK's Belmarsh prison.

He was incarcerated there after he was expelled from Ecuador's London embassy, having taken refuge there for seven years.

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