Assange a victim of torture and Australia shares blame, says UN expert

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London: Julian Assange has been subjected to intense psychological torture comparable to some of the gravest cases from “interrogation prisons” around the world, a United Nations expert says.

  • Nick Miller
  • WAtoday

He accuses the UK, US and Sweden of a “consistent failure” to protect Assange’s human rights – and Australia of a “glaring absence” where it should be helping one of its citizens.

But the Australian government has emphatically rejected any suggestion Australia is complicit in any torture of Assange, saying it is confident he is being treated appropriately in London’s Belmarsh Prison, and…

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