'WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been subjected to “psychological torture” and his due process rights have been “systematically violated” by all the states involved, according to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer.
Two medical experts accompanied Melzer when he visited Assange at Belmarsh prison in the UK, he said on Tuesday.
We came to the conclusion that he had been exposed to psychological torture for a prolonged period of time. That's a medical assessment.
Melzer’s message fell largely on deaf ears, as only a handful of reporters attended Tuesday’s press conference at the UN headquarters in New York.'
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