Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested, sentenced to 50 weeks, become a political prisoner, has faced “enhanced interrogation” that seeks to destroy his mind, and is visibly skeletal. Yet, he remains unbroken through it all, and he voiced this by way of a letter to supporters recently.
Independent journalist Gordon Dimmack received a letter that was attributed to Assange.
Though he was one of many people to write Assange, when he received the response, he was unsure if it was authentic. However, in recent weeks, others who have supported Assange and written to him, have also received replies in what appears to be the same handwriting of Assange, according to The Canary.
The following is part of the text of the letter attributed to Assange written to Dimmack.
I have been isolated from all ability to prepare to defend myself: no laptop, no internet, ever, no computer, no library, so far, but even if I get access it will be just for half an hour, with everyone else, once a week. Just two visits a month and it takes weeks to get someone on the call list and a Catch-22 in getting their details to be security screened. Then all calls except lawyers, are recorded and calls are max 10 minutes and in a limited 30-min window each day in which all prisoners compete for the phone. And credit? Just a few pounds a week and no one can call in.
The other side? A superpower that has been preparing for 9 years with hundreds of people and untold millions spent on the case. I am defenseless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life.
I am unbroken, albeit literally surrounded by murderers, but the days when I could read and speak and organize to defend myself, my ideals, and my people are over until I am free! Everyone else must take my place.
The US government, or rather, those regrettable elements in it that hate truth liberty and justice, want to cheat their way into my extradition and death, rather than letting the public hear the truth, for which I have won the highest awards in journalism and have been nominated 7 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Truth, ultimately, is all we have.
Here are photos of the letter that Assange wrote to Dimmack.
John Vibes adds:
On May 2nd, 2019, the first hearing regarding Assange’s extradition to the United States was held in London.
When the judge asked Assange if he consented to the extradition, Assange replied, “I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many people”.
On May 23rd, Assange was indicted on 17 new charges under the Espionage Act, which together carry a potential prison sentence of 175 years.
Last week, the official WikiLeaks Twitter account posted a statement saying that his health has “significantly deteriorated.”
WikiLeaks has grave concerns about the state of health of our publisher, Julian Assange, who has been moved to the health ward of Belmarsh prison. – See full statement: pic.twitter.com/HnZVks4kWj
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 29, 2019
Still, the Trump administration continues to seek his extradition to the US to face ridiculous charges.
Assange needs our prayers and our support, and President Trump needs reminding of the huge favor of outing the criminal actions of our own government that Assange exposed.
Instead of seeking to extradite Assange, why not grant him a pardon and actually go after the criminal element in the government, Mr. President? After all, that is your main duty as president, Sir.
Article posted with permission from The Washington Standard
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