UK: 'Worse than death' — Julian Assange's father on possible extradition consequences

John Shipton, father of Julian Assange, and Rebecca Vincent, Director of International Campaigns at Reporters Without Borders, spoke to the press following the latest hearing on Assange's extradition, London, Monday. «We ask the court to reconsider, to allow these spaces to be opened to the public,» said Vincent talking about what she called «VIP» places reserved for some people in a courtroom who, according to her, have never showed up. Shipton spoke about the potential prison conditions Assange would face in the US if he is extradited. «Worse than death. And, just lastly, Chelsea Manning, after a year in the same sort of prison attempted suicide,» Shipton added. The WikiLeaks founder has been behind bars in Belmarsh Prison since he was dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in April 2019. He faces multiple charges in the US related to espionage.

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