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Yanis Varoufakis visits Julian Asssange in Belmarsh prison

Verantwortlicher Autor: Sergej Perelman London, 08.10.2023, 20:38 Uhr
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Selfie from Yanis Varoufakis in front of the prison

London [ENA] Journalist and activist Julian Assange, who remains incarcerated in Belmarsh Prison just outside London, was visited on 30. Sep. 2023 by DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis for the second time since February 2020. The visit took place together with Roger Waters and Assange's wife Stella. The meeting lasted almost two hours. Afterwards, Yanis Varoufakis said that Julian told him that his condition is deteriorating.

The press release from Diem25 dated October 2nd, 2023 is published below.

Afterwards, Yanis Varoufakis said that Julian told him that his condition is deteriorating. That he is trying with all his strength to keep a small part of himself alive. A small part which he will use when he gets out of prison to exist again, to be Julian again. As a fighter he knows that's what he will have to do. The prison in which Assange is being held is considered to be Britain's equivalent of Guantanamo Bay – a deplorable "high security" prison, i.e. inhumane conditions that Julian has endured for three and a half years, since April 2019 to be precise.

It is typical of the inhumanity of this dungeon that Julian, over the years, has been in strict solitary confinement for 23 hours per day.According to the UN, Assange's treatment meets the definition of torture, which is why the UN has called, as of 2020, for his release. Given that Assange has never been convicted of anything (nor has he even been formally prosecuted), his continued detention in Belmarsh is a unique example of a human rights violation – which, apparently, is nothing more than an attempt by the US and British authorities to destroy him both mentally and physically.

And why is that? Because he dared to publish material proving the US military's crimes against humanity in Iraq and Afghanistan. In other words, Assange is being prosecuted, and effectively exterminated, for the crime of investigative journalism. Video from Yanis Varoufakis on X: https://twitter.com/yanisvaroufakis/status/1708143585504223414. Informations about DieM25: https://diem25.org/de/

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