Letter to Priti Patel MP

Mateus Santos

Dear Priti Patel,

We wrote to you on Friday 22 November 2019 expressing our serious concerns about the deteriorating health of Mr Julian Assange. We then numbered 60 medical doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists from around the world; today, we number more than 300.

Despite the urgent subject matter of our letter, which followed the assessment of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and two medical experts that Mr Assange, a journalist and a publisher, was a victim of “prolonged psychological torture”, you did not reply. Instead, your office issued the following statement to the media:

“The allegations Mr. Assange was subjected to torture are unfounded and wholly false. The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law, and ensuring that no one is ever above it.”


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