Nils Melzer
The trials of Julian Assange

We take a look at a brief timeline of events that resulted in the situation Assange faces today.

Julian Assange and the heavy price of exposing US imperialist crimes

As the extradition hearings of Julian Assange resume, we take a long at the continuous persecution he and Chelsea Manning have had to face for standing up to US imperialism and exposing its war crimes

RSF petition for Assange Reporters Without Borders petition against Assange’s extradition, raise concern over his health

Reporters Without Borders has called on the British government to respect press freedom and human rights in Assange’s trial and not comply with the US extradition request

Manning suicide US Chelsea Manning is recovering following suicide attempt

Manning has been under almost continuous judicial sanctions since April 2019, for twice refusing to testify before a grand jury in the Wikileaks investigations case. UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer, has noted that the sanctions against her amount to torture and coercion

Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning’s legal team files new motion for release

The whistleblower who brought to light US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq has been in judicial remand for refusing to testify in the indictment of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Wikileaks Assange Ahead of Assange’s extradition hearing, Wikileaks’ Twitter account gets locked for several hours

Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in accordance with the ruling by a local judge in London, while he awaits the conclusion of his extradition trial

julian Julian Assange’s battle for justice

We look at the developments in the pursuit of justice for Julian Assange so far.

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Chelsea Manning’s unwavering grit

In this episode, we look at the latest developments in the case of Chelsea Manning, struggle for the release of Nicoletta Dosio in Italy and the ongoing protests in India against the recently passed discriminatory citizenship law.

“Chelsea Manning’s incarceration and fines are akin to torture”

Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, has published a letter to the US government condemning its treatment of Manning

Doctors worldwide demand Assange be moved to a hospital

Doctors from eight countries around the world demand Assange be moved to a hospital over concerns of his deteriorating health

Assange Hundreds take part in ‘Don’t Extradite Assange’ rally in London

The rally featured several celebrities and progressive activists advocating for Assange’s release, along with his father John Shipton, who also addressed the crowds

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