Open Letter to the UK Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland QC, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel – Global Research

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21-09-20 05:26:00,

Dear Prime Minister,

Dear Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice,

Dear Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,

Dear Home Secretary,

We write to you as legal practitioners and legal academics to express our collective concerns about the violations of Mr. Julian Assange’s fundamental human, civil and political rights and the precedent his persecution is setting.

We call on you to act in accordance with national and international law, human rights and the rule of law by bringing an end to the ongoing extradition proceedings and granting Mr. Assange his long overdue freedom – freedom from torture, arbitrary detention and deprivation of liberty, and political persecution.

A. ILLEGALITY OF POTENTIAL EXTRADITION TO THE UNITED STATES

Extradition of Mr. Assange from the UK to the US would be illegal on the following grounds:

  1. Risk of being subjected to an unfair trial in the US

Extradition would be unlawful owing to failure to ensure the protection of Mr. Assange’s fundamental trial rights in the US. Mr. Assange faces show trial at the infamous “Espionage court” of the Eastern District of Virginia, before which no national security defendant has ever succeeded. Here, he faces secret proceedings before a jury picked from a population in which most of the individuals eligible for jury selection work for, or are connected to, the CIA, NSA, DOD or DOS.[i]

Furthermore, Mr. Assange’slegal privilege, a right enshrined in Art. 8 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and long recognised under English common law, was grossly violated throughconstant and criminal video and audio surveillance at the Ecuadorian embassy carried out by the Spanish security firm, UC Global. This surveillance was, according to witness testimony, ordered by the CIA and has triggered an investigation into the owner of UC Global, David Morales, by Spain’s High Court, the Audiencia Nacional.[ii] The surveillance resulted in all of Mr. Assange’s meetings and conversations being recorded, including those with his lawyers. The Council of Bar and Law Societies of Europe, which represents more than a million European lawyers, has expressed its concerns that these illegal recordings may be used – openly or secretly – in proceedings against Mr.

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UK health secretary hails use of low-cost steroid that dramatically reduces Covid-19 mortality

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17-06-20 09:11:00,

Dexamethasone significantly increases the survival rate of coronavirus patients, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said, after trial results showed that the low-cost drug saved lives in a third of the most severe cases.

The University of Oxford announced on Tuesday that dexamethasone reduced death rates by around a third in patients who could only breathe with the help of a ventilator, and by 20 percent in patients requiring supplemental oxygen.


British researchers say steroid treatment reduces coronavirus death rate by a third

“It does increase your chances of survival quite significantly,” Hancock told Sky News on Wednesday, calling it “one of the best pieces of news we’ve had through this whole crisis.”

The benefits of the drug, however, were not observed in patients with milder symptoms.

Later in the day, Hancock said that the UK had been stockpiling the inexpensive drug since March “because we spotted the early signs of the potential of dexamethasone.” Now, frontline doctors will start administering it immediately to coronavirus patients. 

Dexamethasone has been used since the 1960s to reduce inflammation in other diseases such as arthritis and certain cancers.

This week, the WHO endorsed the Oxford study, with Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saying it was “the first treatment to be shown to reduce mortality” in severely-ill Covid-19 patients. The organization has updated coronavirus treatment guidance to inform clinicians of the promising find.

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US Defense Secretary Esper Says Trump Lied to Justify Killing Soleimani

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13-01-20 08:54:00,

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper - Trump ConferenceMark Esper is the guy with the red circle around his head to the left

Mark Esper, the former US Secretary of Defense (it’s a matter of time now) said that his chief Donald Trump lied to the US citizens about the justification to carry out the most heinous murder crimes against two top commanders who fought ISIS and saved US and European lives, including the soldiers from the USA and Europe.

That’s how I read the ‘breaking news’ I received from The New York Times in my inbox. Other info about this is nothing but useless details, especially to those who are concerned.

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This might be breaking news to ignorant people, but there was no planned attack against any US interest in the region or elsewhere by the murdered commanders Iranian IRGC’s top General Qasim Soleimani and Iraqi top security force commander and Deputy Head of the PMU Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.

BREAKING: The USA Killed Iranian IRGC Commander Qasem Soleimani

Trump killed these two top commanders based on his own lies by the orders of the Israeli embattled Netanyahu to save the necks of both of them

It was totally the contrary, the Iranian General Soleimani was on a PEACE Mission to defuse tensions between Iran and Saudi carrying a reply message from Iran to the Saudis through the Iraqi mediator Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, and what drove the Iranians and the Iraqi officials further mad at the US President Trump and the US Army is that Trump knew about the mission of General Soleimani and when he was arriving from the Iraqi PM by a phone call the same day.

This is what Mr. Abdul-Mahdi told the Iraqi Parliament during the historic session which voted to expel the US forces out of the country.

Everything else you heard of from the western mainstream media propagandists is full of their usual Pentagon propaganda, but wait, maybe the Pentagon itself is not happy about what happened like what its chief has come out to tell.

Mark Esper spilled out what could be his last statement as the Defense Secretary of the US,

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British Home Secretary signs extradition order to send Julian Assange to US

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13-06-19 12:34:00,

Britain’s Home Secretary has revealed he has signed a request for the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Sajid Javid said that he signed and certified the papers on Wednesday, with the order going before the UK courts on Friday.

He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow but yesterday I signed the extradition order and certified it and that will be going in front of the courts tomorrow.

The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against the Australian journalist. In May, he was additionally charged with one count of conspiring with Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst and whistleblower, to gain access to the US Pentagon network.

Assange is currently serving a prison sentence in the UK for jumping bail. The 47 year-old was too ill to appear last month at the latest hearing at Westminster magistrates court in relation to the US request.

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The hearing has been rescheduled for Friday and, depending on the state of his health, may take place at Belmarsh prison, where he is being held.

The journalist spent over six years living under asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, out of fear Britain would hand him over to the US. He was forcibly dragged out of the building in April after the South American nation decided to evict him.

His arrest and subsequent imprisonment prompted much public outcry. Human rights activist Peter Tatchell believes a near maximum sentence of “50 weeks is excessive and disproportionate.”

The WikiLeaks co-founder’s health has been of particular concern to his supporters. His lawyer, Per Samuelson, told reporters after visiting Belmarsh at the end of May that “Assange’s health situation… was such that it was not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him.”

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, who visited Assange in Belmarsh, claimed that he showed clear signs of degrading and inhumane treatment,

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Secretary of state admits on video the US gov’t trains to “lie, cheat, and steal” and MSM ignores it | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

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29-04-19 02:00:00,

By Matt Agorist

To those paying attention, the notion of the United States government lying, cheating, stealing, and even murdering, is not some far-fetched conspiracy theory, but rather a very genuinely disturbing reality. While the lying, cheating, and stealing is a common practice among all governments, admitting to it is not. Earlier this month, however, that all changed when the former Director of the CIA and current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a disturbing admission. Not surprisingly, his comments have gone completely — and likely deliberately so — under the radar of the mainstream media.

To most Americans, their government can do no wrong — unless it is the ‘other party,’ of course. But to those of us who see around the two-party distraction, whether the boot is on their left foot or right foot is of no consequence when that boot is on your neck. Hopefully, the following brutally honest statement from a man who was the CIA director under Barack Obama can help shake those still blinded by party politics out of their slumber.

“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do,” asserted Pompeo before making a most disturbing admission.

“I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s — it was like — we had entire training courses,” he said to a room full of people at Texas A&M University who found the comments funny and then erupted into applause, adding “It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”

But this is no laughing matter, and certainly nothing to cheer about. The CIA’s lies have led to the untimely deaths of countless innocent men, women and children. Their history of waging coups in countries unfriendly to their special corporate interests, like Iran, is savage, deceptive and murderous. Their lies have started wars and have served to slow the peaceful coexistence between different cultures around the globe.

For those who may be unaware, the plan to overthrow Iran has long been a mission of the CIA. In fact, in April 2012, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Seymour Hersh reported that the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command had trained (Mojahedin-e Khalq) MEK operatives at a secret site in Nevada from 2005 to 2009.

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