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Iceland: Assange has no chance for fair trial in UK - Wikileaks Editor-in-chief *PARTNER CONTENT*01:58

Iceland: Assange has no chance for fair trial in UK - Wikileaks Editor-in-chief *PARTNER CONTENT*

Iceland, Reykjavik
September 22, 2019 at 21:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Wikileaks Editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson condemned Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s detention conditions while speaking in an interview with RT UK's Going Underground from Reykjavik on Monday.

Hrafnsson explained that Assange is “spending most of the time in his cell, in de facto solitary confinement.”

Hrafnsson pointed out that Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing in February is “a question of life and death,” and said that lawyers were only able to leave documents with Assange to prepare for his hearing “two weeks ago.”

“But this goes to show, I mean, and supports what Nils Melzer the United Nations special rapporteur on torture said about how corrupt and how infested the entire system in the UK, including judiciary and the media has become when it comes to Julian Assange. We have seen it before and UK courts earlier this year and this sort of confirmation that, what Nils Melzer said, [it] seems to be true that Julian Assange does not have a chance of a fair trial in United Kingdom," Hrafnsson added.

Assange, who is currently serving a 50-week jail sentence at London’s HM Belmarsh Prison for breaching his bail conditions, will face a US extradition hearing in February on charges of espionage.

Iceland: Assange has no chance for fair trial in UK - Wikileaks Editor-in-chief *PARTNER CONTENT*01:58
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Wikileaks Editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson condemned Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange’s detention conditions while speaking in an interview with RT UK's Going Underground from Reykjavik on Monday.

Hrafnsson explained that Assange is “spending most of the time in his cell, in de facto solitary confinement.”

Hrafnsson pointed out that Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing in February is “a question of life and death,” and said that lawyers were only able to leave documents with Assange to prepare for his hearing “two weeks ago.”

“But this goes to show, I mean, and supports what Nils Melzer the United Nations special rapporteur on torture said about how corrupt and how infested the entire system in the UK, including judiciary and the media has become when it comes to Julian Assange. We have seen it before and UK courts earlier this year and this sort of confirmation that, what Nils Melzer said, [it] seems to be true that Julian Assange does not have a chance of a fair trial in United Kingdom," Hrafnsson added.

Assange, who is currently serving a 50-week jail sentence at London’s HM Belmarsh Prison for breaching his bail conditions, will face a US extradition hearing in February on charges of espionage.

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