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Julian Assange’s health deteriorates whilst detention

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Dec, 2019. 01:20 pm
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Julian Assange

Human Rights activists demand to immediately release WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange as his health deteriorates.

Reporters without borders called on the US to drop espionage charges from Assange.

His extradition to the United States will set a dangerous precedent, human rights activists say.

“We are alarmed by the current state of Julian Assange’s health, and call for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds,” said RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire.

“Assange targeted by the US for his journalistic-like activities, which sets a dangerous precedent for press freedom.”

The US should cease its persecution of Assange and drop the charges under the Espionage Act without further delay”, he said.

Earlier in November, more than 60 doctors said that the life of WikiLeaks founder in danger.

He needed urgent medical and psychological help, doctors said.

According to doctors, Julian needs to transfer to a university clinic, because there is a fear that Assange could die in prison.

In April, Julian Assange charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, a relatively minor crime that carries a maximum 5-year sentence if found guilty.

Julian Assange charged with 17 criminal counts

The Justice Department filed 17 criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The charges follow a limited indictment unsealed in April, when he charged with violating the Computer Fraud.

According to the indictment, he’s now facing several counts of obtaining and disclosing national defense information without authorization.

Assange arrested in April after he expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London,

That was the embassy where he sought asylum in 2012.

Whereas, UK courts sentenced him to nearly a year in prison for breaching bail conditions.

The new charges were far more serious, with each count carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Moreover, Assange also faced a reopened rape allegation in Sweden.

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