WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, ’celebrated’ his second anniversary in his self-chosen prison in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. On the anniversary of his flight to the Ecuadorian embassy, I asked Assange’s father, John Shipton, about how his son’s health was holding up.
‘His health is OK. They work at health. There is that worry if you have an accident or become sick you have to leave your asylum. I imagine that is what the British government is hoping for. They are hoping that he will become unwell by keeping him in a position that is unhealthy. They are cruel people. They have no humanity.’
Greg Barns, who was campaign manager for the WikiLeaks Party, and who spent three days in the embassy this time last year, reflected these concerns about how long Assange could survive. He described the situation in the embassy:
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‘There is no natural light. You are breathing in recirculated air.