Activist Gail Malone: US Needs Assange in Custody to Enact Extradition Plans

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been moved to the health ward of Belmarsh Prison, which comes a day before a formal hearing on his extradition to the US to stand trial for felony charges. Peace activist Gail Malone, explains what to expect from Assange’s case.

Sputnik: What to be expected from now on, about the case?

Gail Malone: At present a lot rests on Sweden and the possibility of reopening Assange’s rape allegations case. It is important to understand the US needs Julian in custody to enact their extradition plans. Sweden already has a reputation of rendering people to US black op sites. To get an idea of what is in store for Julian it may be helpful to read the Stratfor Emails releases. They outline plans to make Julian, his family and staff’s lives very difficult. I compiled a list of relevant emails years ago that I’d teased out of the release pertaining to just that.

Sputnik: What’s being done in the international area for Mr. Assange?

Gail Malone: Julian has the support of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitary Detention, who found that he was arbitrarily detained and his basic human rights denied him, that he should be allowed safe passage to Ecuador. UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer  also said they are deeply concerned regarding the disproportionate sentence Julian received for a bail violation. … Read more at Sputnik

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