UN: Assange “tortured psychologically”
Julian Assange has suffered “prolonged exposure to psychological torture“, the UN’s torture expert Nils Melzer said.
Nils Melzer urged the UK not to extradite the Wikileaks founder, warning that his human rights would be violated and that he is not fit to stand trial.
UN expert also accused “several democratic states” of a “concerted effort” to break Assange will.
But the UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt argued that Assange “chose to hide” from justice.
In a tweet Jeremy Hunt said Nils Melzer “should allow British courts to make their judgements without his interference or inflammatory accusations”.