UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. 

The 32nd webcast vigil for Julian Assange was held on Friday with guests Daniel Ellsberg, Peter B. Collins, Oscar Grenfell, Sam Husseini and George Smazuely discussing the report of the UN rapporteur on torture on Julian Assange. The hosts were Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria. Watch the replay here:


26 comments for “UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

  1. Heather-Juliette Crossley
    June 1, 2019 at 08:46

    You can use my info in.public, l feel so strongly about this. Did my dad fight the blitz for this? my mum count Jewish dead in the Foreign Office for this ? NO, they didn’t. If wrongdoing is discovered we have to shout it from the rooftops. Get Julian bail, l have a bedroom, office, ensuite waiting for his use on the edge of Dartmoor. PL207AD [email protected]. We in my village, Bere Alston will look after Heather-Juliette Crossley

    • Geoffrey Hanham
      June 3, 2019 at 14:09

      Dear Heather-Juliette,

      I concur absolutely!

      Please allow my to ‘nail my colours’ to the proverbial mast in support: My name is Geoffrey Edward Hanham.

      For what it is worth, I have posted some further comments below . . .

  2. doug lowe
    June 1, 2019 at 04:45

    They’re TRYING to destroy Tulsi, but they’re not succeeding! She’s going to move up fast & hard, especially after the 1st debate.

  3. incontinent reader
    May 31, 2019 at 20:14

    I think more focus should be directed at Wikileaks’ release of Vault 7 (especially Marble and Grasshopper) and how within that context the Government will craft its ‘national security’ argument to apply the Espionage Act.

  4. Litchfield
    May 31, 2019 at 19:02

    I see no mention of Assange or the UN report at the Guardian:


  5. geeyp
    May 31, 2019 at 18:15

    Speaking of production values, I haven’t seen any that rival RT’s television production quality. At least not in the US and the UK.

  6. Ravioliollie Kaye
    May 31, 2019 at 16:29

    Yet another redux of ” The day the music died”, I’m of course referring the turbulent mid ’60’s when JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X were assasinated. Fast forward,, we noe have Chelsea Manning again in solitary confignment, Julian Assange being tortured under the pressures courtesy fo the u.s., the uk and Australia’s lack of interest for the protection of one of it’s citizenry. Ed Snowden, thus far is far from safety thereby signifying the oppression of yet another group of REAL patriots that spilled the beans on the oppressive “american hegemony”.

  7. Tony
    May 31, 2019 at 14:48

    Anyone who exposes their crimes ends up in prison or dead

  8. Maria S Calef
    May 31, 2019 at 13:43

    Is there a parallel situation between Gary Gebb and Julian Assange?

    • katswift
      May 31, 2019 at 16:43

      yes, both men took on the U.S. “deep state” (i.e. shadow government).

  9. Litchfield
    May 31, 2019 at 13:21

    This should be the signal for Australia to step in and take charge of and protect its citizen.
    It is beyond bizarre—it is a national disgrace for Australia to wash its hands of Assange and approve of the torture of a citizen. This is like what Germany did to its citizens under the Third Reich. This is what totalitarian regimes do to their own citizens.
    What the USA, Sweden, and the UK are doing to Assange is horrifying.
    But to my mind most horrifying of all is Australia’s role, condoing the terrorizing and torture of a citizen. This would not be allowed in the cae of the most abject murderer. Nazi perpetrators were not physically and psychologically tortured as ASsange is being assaulted. Even a convicted murderer on death row gets decent care and a decent meal up to the hour of his death.

    What is being done to Assange is beyond comprehension.

    I don’t know what happened to my post yesterday. I said that perhaps Assange is in marginally better circumstances actually to be in a hospital, where personnel have taken the Hippocratic oath . . .

    • David Renton
      May 31, 2019 at 14:13

      Is Assange really in marginally better circumstances in a hospital, where the personnel have taken the Hippocratic oath? When US “interrogators” at Gitmo prison torture their prisoners, they always have doctors present to insure their “interrogation” doesn’t actually kill the prisoner. Doctor Mengele would be pleased.

      • Litchfield
        May 31, 2019 at 15:58

        You may be right.
        I hope not, though.
        The degredation of *all* involved in this horror is a given.
        But perhaps there are limits that some medical personnel in a prison hospital will not breach.
        Surely Belmarsh has not been transformed into Gitmo 2.0.

        • Geoffrey Hanham
          June 3, 2019 at 14:04

          Try Joseph M. for size ?

          Such evil exists in ALL countries . . . If you think that the U.K. is ‘spotless’ try Tavistock (allegedly) plus Sargeant (sic) and ‘Psychic Driving’ – add in ‘Canada’ plus ‘M.K.’ and you will have a tiny glimpse of a nightmare that will keep you awake for many a night.

          Of course, the ‘techniques’ are so very much more ‘refined’ nowadays . . .

    • S Black
      May 31, 2019 at 15:09

      Litchfield, this short, lively video clarifies Australia’s position on Assange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1efOs0BsE0g&feature=youtu.be

    • May 31, 2019 at 17:04

      You mean like the Hippocratic Oath used to help further torture techniques? Please take off the rose colored glasses

      • Anonymous
        June 1, 2019 at 17:07

        Do you think Assange would be safe in the hands of American psychiatrists, for that matter? While his heroism alone should be enough to make that an impossibility, we live in a world where the only thing standing between him and a chemical lobotomy is his fame. Given how none are safe from such diagnosis (seriously, everyone from MLK to Einstein has been retroactively diagnosed), there’s little guarantee there either.

        He wouldn’t end up dead, but he wouldn’t end up himself, either – as many who have been through that mill and its confirmation bias riddled process can tell you.

  10. Terzaki Petroula
    May 31, 2019 at 12:44

    At this moment, now Assange is in danger, in the bloody hands of Royal British Prison.He needs hospitalization.Which authority will impose it’s legal will, to take Assange from their hatred Mafia BLOODy hands and bring him to a elite hospital he needs! The UN General Secretary with the President of the General Assembly they can Invoke INTERIM PROTECTION PROVISION for ASSANGE. [We can ask leaders of states, to joint to UN DEMAND.]. The INTERIM PROTECTION PROVISION is existing law in force and must came to practice. Be made to protect: Population Displacements and included provision for individuals in danger. Assange under this condition will be “Prisoner inside a frame of legality” to UK! They can hold an officer or two out side his patient room as @wikileaks a permanent professional nurse and bodyguard. Me I’m kind HOSTAGE!=(Constand injuring,mutilating, beatings-cutting internet-stealing; the most days of the year I don’t have leaving space,deprivation of sleep -no access to medicare e.t.c. In EU was impossible to notice that clear as is possible to verify my condition in Moscow).The 18-05-19 they took from my laptop all the legal files #Assange. UN Law,my photos of a year,texts..
    Today 31-05-19 to the following text appears announce that I can’t work the text because someone else is working with it,my text?! “(Till USA Justice is not opening an investigation over war crimes evidences brought to light from the wiki leaks publications (e.g. 100.000 civilians reported killed in Iraq) and committed by the alliance armies; there is not the minimal assurance that Assange will face a fair trial.)”

  11. Shannon LeBlanc
    May 31, 2019 at 12:25

    Too bad I will be at work when it is on. Please make sure to mention supporters who can’t be there during the live show who support Julian.

  12. alexandra
    May 31, 2019 at 11:44

    The democratic candidates must be asked what they will do to make whistle blowing safe. Democracy cannot survive in the dark & secret so making it patriotic to expose government wrong-doing is imperative

  13. May 31, 2019 at 11:10

    I am trying to Access this program from Basel Switzerland but somehow am being denied access.

  14. May 31, 2019 at 10:40

    God bless and protect #Hero JulianAssange. AMEN. We are waiting for #Justice.

  15. May 31, 2019 at 10:15

    Julian Assange did not “hack” US e-mail docs. He received them as they were passed on. He then tried to make public the numerous crimes that were included in the data. The US media falsely states that he “hacked” and that is wrong

    • May 31, 2019 at 17:18

      JOE LAURIA: PLEASE Consider contacting Wm Binney of VIPS . He has stated that the report lies, see Global Resources on Mueller’s history of coverups. Binney also created Thinthread, project that the United States National Security Agency (NSA) pursued during the 1990s, & powerful surveillance program. Binney says the material could not have been hacked by Russia. It had to be downloaded due to the slowness of the internet. He would be an excellent source. The rappatuer could also also use him for defending Julian. I am devastated. Patricia P Tursi, Ph.D.

  16. MichaelWme
    May 31, 2019 at 09:33

    The BBC used to be independent, and was known as one of the world’s best news sources, but then the UK government somehow got control, so the BBC reported thatthe government was completely innocent of the Grenfell Tower fire, they had purchased the very best cladding, and it was immigrants’ defective kitchen equipment that was entirely to blame. Likewise, the Guardian used to be a good newspaper until the constabulary came to their offices, demanded they smash their computers, and said if they wished to remain a UK newspaper, they could only publish that which had government approval, so their ‘investigative reporters’ go to investigate at the UK government press office, and submit the stories they are given. Finally, the US, UK, EU, and most of the Americas have agreed that anyone from anywhere is a heinous criminal for showing US soldiers killing Reuters reporters, and must be tracked down and imprisoned for life, and they will make sure that is a very short sentence.
    What is worse is that almost everyone believes the Western MSM, which is now just a propaganda arm of the Western governments.

    • Geoffrey Hanham
      June 3, 2019 at 13:56

      The BBC has never been ‘independant’.

      Please read (for starters): Lord Reith’s Diaries / ‘ The Truth Betrayed’ – West, W.J. / ‘BBC: Brainwashing Britain?’ – Sedgwick, D. / ‘The Noble Liar’ Aitken, R. / ‘Black Boomerang’ – Delmer, S. (this latter for deception techniques c1940s – it is orders of magnitude beyond this now . . .)

      My ancestry in England dates on record from 1102AD with DNA far beyond that. I no longer understand what being ‘British’ means. But I am most certainly ashamed to be ‘English’ when ‘persons’ like Hunt are installed what passes for a British ‘government’.

      My father, grandfather and ancestors must be proverbially ‘spinning’ . . .

      Shame, shame upon the U.K. of all nations for what they are doing to Assange: What in God’s name has my degenerate country come to?

      We are a lost people . . .

      I have no hesitation for posting my name – in WW2 my father put his life on the line and had his health broken – for WHAT?

      We, the common people, are now the enemy of the ‘Establishment’. Considering the promoted butchery of ‘The Great War’ and both previously and subsequent, perhaps we always have been . . .

      Geoffrey Edward Hanham

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