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30 Oct, 2021 07:01

US extradition: ‘If Julian Assange dies, he will have been tortured to death’ – UN Rapporteur Nils Melzer (E1069)

On this episode, we speak to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer on the trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He discusses his assessment that Assange has been psychologically tortured by UK authorities, why it has become harder for the UK courts to refuse the US extradition request, the parallels between the video of the murder of George Floyd and Assange’s revelations, and what his persecution means for the average citizen’s rights. Finally, we speak to Ann Pettifor, economist and director of policy research in macroeconomics. She discusses the new budget for the UK government set out by Boris Johnson’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the ignoring of the climate crisis in the budget, how the budget represents the Conservatives attempting to backtrack on a decade of austerity, the City of London financial sector’s destabilisation of the economy, and much more!


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