John Pilger tweeted the following: "Do not forget Julian #Assange. Or you will lose him. I saw him in Belmarsh prison and his health has deteriorated."
"Treated worse than a murderer, he is isolated, medicated and denied the tools to fight the bogus charges of a US extradition. I now fear for him. Do not forget him."
His mother Christine tweeted the following: "My son Julian Assange is being slowly, cruelly & unlawfully assassinated by the US/UK Govts for multi-award winning journalism revealing war crimes & corruption! I'm tweeting/retweeting #FreeAssangeNOW."
In May, UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said the following:
"My most urgent concern is that, in the United States, Mr. Assange would be exposed to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights, including his freedom of expression, his right to a fair trial and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment," adding:
"In the course of the past nine years, Mr. Assange has been exposed to persistent, progressively severe abuse ranging from systematic judicial persecution and arbitrary confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy, to his oppressive isolation, harassment and surveillance inside the embassy, and from deliberate collective ridicule, insults and humiliation, to open instigation of violence and even repeated calls for his assassination."
On May 9, Melzer visited him at London's high-security Belmarsh prison, accompanied by two medical experts on the effects of torture and other forms of abuse, explaining the following:
"It was obvious that Mr Assange's health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years," compounded by imprisonment at Belmarsh on orders by the Trump regime.
Besides poor physical health needing treatment not adequately gotten, Assange showed "all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture, including extreme stress, chronic anxiety and intense psychological trauma."
Three months later, he likely deteriorated further, last spring too weak and ill to communicate normally.
Britain in cahoots with the Trump regime may want him dead from prolonged imprisonment and neglect.
They may not want him extradited following a federal district court dismissal of a DNC suit against Russia, WikiLeaks, and the Trump campaign.
Judge John Koeltl said, "(t)he DNC cannot hold these defendants liable for aiding and abetting publication when they would have been entitled to publish the stolen documents themselves without liability," he stressed, adding:
Its lawsuit was "entirely divorced" from the facts"(riddled with) substantive legal defect(s)."
"The Court has considered all of the arguments raised by the parties. (They're) either moot or without merit."
Absolving WikiLeaks of wrongdoing applies to Assange, its founder and editor-in-chief when active meaning US federal courts at the district, appeals, and highest level could absolve him at trial, citing First Amendment free expression rights, defeating the Trump regime's aim to imprison him long-term.