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Pamela Anderson speaks of her shock after Assange visit

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Pamela Anderson on Tuesday spoke of her shock after visiting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at HMP Belmarsh.

The former Baywatch actor met with Assange on many occasions when he was living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The Metropolitan police dragged Assange out of the embassy last month and was given a disproportionate sentence of 50 weeks in jail for breaching bail.

Assange is currently fighting extradition to the US, the UK are yet to make a decision over this.

Anderson was accompanied by WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson, she said it was “very difficult” to Assange.

She said, “He does not deserve to be in a supermax prison.

“He has never committed a violent act. He is an innocent person.”

She further said that Assange has been “cut off from everybody” and has been unable to speak with his children.

She added, “He is a good man, he is an incredible person. I love him, I can’t imagine what he has been going through.

“It was great to see him, but this is just misrule of law in operation.

“It is an absolute shock that he has not been able to get out of his cell.”

Feeling nauseous she said, “It is going to be a long fight and he deserves our support. He needs our support, so whatever anyone can do, maybe write to him, encourage him.

“We just have to keep fighting, because it is unfair.

“He has sacrificed so much to bring the truth out and we deserve the truth.”

Hrafnsson said they were both “emotional” and shocked at seeing his friend, a journalist and in intellectual “sitting in a high-security prison.”

This is not justice. This is an abomination.

“Someone said that you could judge the civilisation of a society by visiting its prisons.

“Frankly, I have to say from my heart that this visit did not reflect well on the society here.

“This must end, this will be a fight.”

United Nations experts have raised concerns over the “disproportionate” sentence handed to Assange, as well as his detention in a high security prison where murderers and terrorists are being held.

United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said in a statement on Friday they are “deeply concerned” over the “disproportionate” sentence.

“It is worth recalling that the detention and the subsequent bail of Mr Assange in the UK were connected to preliminary investigations initiated in 2010 by a prosecutor in Sweden.

“It is equally worth noting that that prosecutor did not press any charges against Mr Assange and that in 2017, after interviewing him in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, she discontinued investigations and brought an end to the case.

“The Working Group is further concerned that Mr Assange has been detained since 11 April 2019 in Belmarsh prison, a high-security prison, as if he were convicted for a serious criminal offence.

“This treatment appears to contravene the principles of necessity and proportionality envisaged by the human rights standards.”




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