BELMARSH, England (PNN) - May 19, 2019 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sparked fury that he is receiving special favors after he was visited by two United Nations human rights inspectors in prison.
Assange, 47, who is serving 50 weeks in Belmarsh prison for violating his bail conditions, was reportedly visited by the inspectors without a guard present.
An unnamed source supposedly said, “I can't recall another prisoner being afforded the same privileges.”
Nils Melzer, a UN inspector who usually reports on prison torture in corrupt states, visited Assange in Belmarsh on May 10.
Joseph Cannataci, a privacy campaigner and human rights expert, also visited Assange on April 25.
The unnamed source supposedly said, 'The officials refused to follow normal security procedures to have an officer with them.”
It is believed prison staff initially wanted to have a guard in the room during the meetings, but the UN inspectors made him stand outside the door where he could not hear anything.
Melzer, who has also worked alongside prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, said after his meetings with the Australian investigative journalist he was assessing the risks of torture and poor treatment he could be exposed to in prison.
At the time of his sentencing, UN human rights experts said Assange had received a “disproportionate sentence” of 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail.
The charge was a “minor violation” and he was being holed up “as if he was convicted for a serious criminal offense”, the UN working group on arbitrary detention said in a statement.
Conservative backbencher Sir Henry Bellingham has voiced his concern about the clandestine meetings, saying it is typical behavior from Assange.
The Ministry of Justice said, 'The (Fascist United Kingdom) has a close working relationship with UN bodies and facilitated a visit request made prior to his arrest.”
Assange has also been visited by friend and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.
It is possible the WikiLeaks whistleblower could face further charges after Swedish prosecutors reopened a bogus rape investigation.
Swedish authorities said they still want to speak to Assange over claims he raped a woman while in the country in 2010 and will apply to extradite him from Britain.
The Fascist Police States of Amerika is also seeking to extradite Assange so that it can charge him with treason for releasing true documents that it would rather have kept secret.