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Assange is in no ordinary jail

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Julian Assange is being held in Belmarsh Prison, termed the "English Guantanamo."

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"Between 2001 and 2002, Belmarsh Prison was used to detain a number of people indefinitely without charge or trial under the provisions of the Part 4 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, leading it to be called the "British version of Guantanamo Bay".[1] The law lords later ruled in A v Secretary of State for the Home Dept that such imprisonment was discriminatory and against the Human Rights Act.[2]

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...In May 2007, there was a violent disturbance in the prison, Sky News reported. At least four prison officers were injured.


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...In November 2009, an inspection report from Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons criticised the "extremely high" amount of force used to control inmates at the prison.[5] The report also stated that an unusually high number of prisoners had reported being intimidated or victimised by staff at Belmarsh."


Note: there are protests for Julian at the prison today and tomorrow, details in this graphic:


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Josh, I appreciate your writing this article, especially by comparison to all of the ranting and raving and pontificating and bloviating by the ready army of pundits, experts, and horrified would be journalists.


That is not to say that I am not horrified by what is happening to Assange. You at least have added some depth and some further insights rather than just proclaiming all of this to be the end of journalism.


I have faith that the Courts will treat him fairly, but what goes on behind the scenes should require a series of fairly diligent human rights monitors checking in on him.



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I have no faith the "Justice" Department and the courts will treat Assange fairly.


One should read some John Kiriakou articles on that subject.


Honesty and adherence to the US Constitution are rare in the US government.

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