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Radio Havana Cuba | They condemn Assange’s intolerable prison situation in the United Kingdom

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LONDON, June 19 (RHC) Stella Morris, an associate of Julian Assange, described this Saturday as the WikiLeaks founder in a high-security prison in London where she is awaiting the end of her extradition to the United States.

Her condition is completely unbearable and deplorable, and Morris Belmarsh said outside prison that she could not continue this, after meeting her partner for the first time in eight months.

At the time the Australian journalist was taking refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Morris was accompanied by two children, Max and Gabriel, who were with Assange.

In this regard, he recalled that WikiLeaks founder Sweden had nine years of asylum in Ecuadorian diplomatic law to avoid extradition, where he was required for sexual offenses, which were later dismissed by the country’s trial.

After seven years of asylum, the Ecuadorian government removed his immunity in April 2019 and opened the embassy doors to the British police to arrest him.

Assange, who was initially sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for missing bail in a Swedish case, is awaiting the end of the extradition process, which the United States has since begun.

The U.S. prosecution wants to try to get WikiLeaks to publish thousands of foreign documents and war crimes committed by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If handed over to US courts, Assange could face one of 17 conspiracy theories of espionage and computer hacking, which carries a maximum of 175 years in prison.

Last January, and after a judicial process delayed by the COVID-19 epidemic, the British judge in charge of executing the extradition refused to hand it over to the United States for fear that the Australian journalist would try to kill himself.

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However, the magistrate decided that the cyber activist should wait in jail for the outcome of the appeal filed by the US prosecutors. According to Morris, the decision to imprison Assange, without bail, would undermine the UK’s reputation and endanger his life.

It is not safe for him, he said, to be at home with his family. (Fountain: Latin Press).