His fate now lies in the hands of UK home secretary Priti Patel.
Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show to visibly disoriented Julian Assange, confined to a glass cage and unable to communicate with his lawyers.
It is known that Assange’s removal from Belmarsh healthcare unit was a result of the combined effort by his legal team, public campaigning and a petition lodged by fellow prison inmates. It followed seven months of unofficial segregation in the unit during which he was removed from association without legitimate grounds to do so, and in breach of prison rules and legislation. There was no established reason for this treatment, making it arbitrary, and also deprived Assange of recourse, effectively throwing him into a lawless hole at the whim of the prison authorities.
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Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the US on charges relating to his role in publishing classified documents which revealed alleged war crimes perpetrated by US forces in Iraq.
Assange is kept in being kept in solitary confinement 23 hours per day, often sedated, in Britain’s notorious Belmarsh Prison.
Though his sentence ends this Sunday, Assange has been ordered to remain behind bars until hearings over a US extradition effort begin in February next year.