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Germany: Assange 'doesn't feel good', US action 'unacceptable' says lawyer02:54

Germany: Assange 'doesn't feel good', US action 'unacceptable' says lawyer

Germany, Berlin
January 25, 2019 at 00:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

WikiLeaks' co-founder Julian Assange's lawyer Baltasar Garzon described his client's diminishing conditions at the end of DiEM25 meeting in Berlin on Thursday, where activists and politicians from several European countries gathered to discuss austerity, xenophobia, the Euro and the environment.

"Julian doesn't feel good. He is strong but it has been isolated for more than six years, in extreme conditions," Garzon, who is one of the promoters of the Spanish political party Actua, explained.

"The action of the United States is approaching unacceptable levels, both on humanitarian and legal grounds, and it's a clear violation of the right of the freedom of expression, access to information and free dissemination of information," said Garzon. "The attitude of the United States obviously matters to us, but if it does not comply with the complaint of the commission it will still be violating a person's rights."

Assange's lawyers filed a legal action with an international human rights organisation to try to force US President Donald Trump's administration to make the secret charges against him public.

Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012.

Germany: Assange 'doesn't feel good', US action 'unacceptable' says lawyer02:54
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WikiLeaks' co-founder Julian Assange's lawyer Baltasar Garzon described his client's diminishing conditions at the end of DiEM25 meeting in Berlin on Thursday, where activists and politicians from several European countries gathered to discuss austerity, xenophobia, the Euro and the environment.

"Julian doesn't feel good. He is strong but it has been isolated for more than six years, in extreme conditions," Garzon, who is one of the promoters of the Spanish political party Actua, explained.

"The action of the United States is approaching unacceptable levels, both on humanitarian and legal grounds, and it's a clear violation of the right of the freedom of expression, access to information and free dissemination of information," said Garzon. "The attitude of the United States obviously matters to us, but if it does not comply with the complaint of the commission it will still be violating a person's rights."

Assange's lawyers filed a legal action with an international human rights organisation to try to force US President Donald Trump's administration to make the secret charges against him public.

Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012.

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