Hollywood actor Pamela Anderson is to visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at HMP Belmarsh prison.
WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson will also visit Assange with Anderson at the high security jail.
Hrafnsson said Assange is in “general” solitary confinement as he spends 23 hours a day in his small cell, he added the situation is “unacceptable.”
Hrafnsson said last week after Assange’s court appearance, “We are worried about Julian Assange. We are hearing that the situation in Belmarsh Prison is appalling because of austerity and cutbacks.
“For the last weeks since he was arrested, he has spent 23 out of 24 hours a day in his cell most of the time.
“That is what we call in general terms solitary confinement. That’s unacceptable. That applies to most of the prisoners in that appalling facility.
“It is unacceptable that a publisher is spending time in that prison.”
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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