AFP, LONDONMore than 100 doctors on Monday called on Britain to end Julian Assange’s “torture” in prison pending his extradition to the US on espionage charges. Washington’s extradition request is to start being heard on Monday next week at Woolwich Crown Court. A group of 117 physicians and psychologists from 18 nations wrote in a letter to The Lancet medical journal that Assange was being subjected to “torture” in prison. “Since doctors first began assessing Mr Assange in the Ecuadorian [sic] Embassy in 2015, expert medical opinion and doctors’ urgent recommendations have been consistently ignored,” they wrote. Assange was briefly transferred from prison to a medical facility last year because of his frail health.
Source: Taipei Times February 18, 2020 16:07 UTC