Leaked Photo Confirms Assange Is Being Treated Like Eichmann, Never A Good Look

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Shared September 21, 2020

Kevin Gosztola (https://twitter.com/kgosztola), one of the only handful of reporters covering the Assange story, shares more of his impressions and insights from watching the disturbing extradition trial being held on Assange. Judge Vanessa Baraitser, for instance, refused Assange's request to be moved from the glass box in the back of the court to the well where he could sit with his lawyers.

What makes her refusal especially ridiculous is that the prosecutor didn't object. We already knew this, but a leaked photograph published (but not taken) by Max Blumenthal (https://thegrayzone.com/2020/05/29/br...) captures what it looks to see Assange held captive in a way usually reserved for cases like the genocidal high-ranking Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann; the sham trial against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who would drop dead during the trial which took place after he was overthrown during a violent and repressive coup; Russian Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian "dissident" whose treatment, including being held in an open cage in the court, was condemned by the European Court of Human Rights as “inhuman and degrading conditions in the courtroom.”

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