Britain Tortures Julian Assange

Under international law, failing to provide adequate medical treatment for prisoners can be considered torture.

Julian Assange has been in constant pain since June, but the UK is refusing to allow him to go to the hospital to receive tests, and is instead threatening to arrest and extradite him if he seeks medical help:

https://twitter.com/deonopperman6/status/654426338858823680

Isn’t that torture?

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  • Carl_Herman

    Yeah, it’s torture. Thank you for distinguishing this fact, GW.

    This is another in ongoing tests of humanity’s ability to see and call “Emperor’s New Clothes” obvious crimes by .01% “leaders” centering in war, bankster looting, and govt/corporate media lying.

    The .01% “Red Team” will continue to spur our growth in this way; that’s all they do and how they roll.

  • Bill Shevick

    Click-bait headlines like this destroy your credibility and dissuade people from visiting in the future.

    • cettel

      Your misunderstanding shocks me. Refusing to enable a prisoner of the government to have the essential diagnostic services (and MRI scan etc.) that are available only in a hospital would constitute “torture” of that prisoner (in this case of a “house prisoner”); but you deny it. To you, is black not black; is white not white; is yellow not yellow; is blue not blue? How do you succeed at deceiving yourself so boldly?

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