Assange is being held at ‘Britain’s Guantanamo Bay’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison, a notorious jail in southeast London that’s earned the moniker of ‘Britain’s Guantanamo Bay’ as a holding facility for terrorists and other high-profile prisoners.

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Julian Assange is being held at the Belmarsh Prison, London (FILE PHOTO) © Reuters/Russell Boyce

RT’s Ruptly agency live-streamed footage from Belmarsh on Friday, after Assange was apparently taken there. Bloomberg reported the same information later, citing Assange’s friend Vaughan Smith. Both Assange’s lawyers and the UK authorities are yet to publicly confirm his whereabouts.

Belmarsh is located on the eastern outskirts of London, about 5 miles (8 km) east of Greenwich on the southern bank of the Thames River. The prison opened in 1991, and has been used to imprison high-profile inmates such as Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada and Salafist preacher Anjem Choudary – but also former Labour MP Denis MacShane, convicted of fraud, and former Conservative politician Baron Jeffrey Archer, convicted of perjury.

Belmarsh was also used as the holding facility for around 17 individuals detained under anti-terrorism laws since 2001. Some of them were held in solitary for 22 hours a day, “entombed in concrete” without charges for months, their attorneys told BBC in 2004.

Assange spent almost seven years confined to Ecuador’s embassy in the Knightsbridge district of London, having sought asylum over spurious charges in Sweden that he argued – correctly, as it turned out – were a pretext to get him extradited to the US over the 2010 publication of classified US military and diplomatic documents pertaining to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

After Ecuador revoked his asylum, Assange was carried out of the embassy by UK police on Thursday and jailed on the US extradition warrant.

Original: https://www.rt.com/uk/456374-julian-assange-belmarsh-prison/

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The prison where they break the law and do whatever they want with you.

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"Britain's Guantanomo Bay"? Really? How do prisons in Russia look like?
Also, it can't be compared to Guantanamo anyway - the weather is much too crappy in England.

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lol
Russians dont torture suspects en masses

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I don’t get why they need to be so hardcore with the dude he leaked stuff on the Internet his hardly a danger to anyone! If you take away his internet connection what can he do? Prison is rather elaborate for someone who was just telling the truth!

I don’t see the same treatment for anyone caught producing fake news

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It is simple, he embarrassed the wealthiest in our Government. He embarrassed a Private organization that is For Profit called the Democratic National Covention and their corruption and election FRAUD in 2016. He did not steal anything, he was in fact given emails and memos from 2 sources, verified them for content and merrit and published them. He did nothing that ANY news correspondent hasn't done ove rthe past 100 years except he embarrassed the PTB.

Glad to see you on Steemit @rt-international!

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At least prison in Europe are better than some homes in South East Asia. Prison here in Malaysia don't even have mattress.

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