Dear Governor Rob Davis, Belmarsh Prison, London, Great Britain , cc to whom it may concern
1. Swedish authorities and Swedish media as well as individuals have treated Julian Assange in a most disgraceful way. Equally guilty are British authorities and British media.
This cruel and inhuman treatment must stop before death us part from Julian Assange who has provided us with information of war crimes meant to remain secrets and make us blind to atrocities committed in the name of democracy. If he dies in prison or is sentenced to 175 years imprisonment in the USA, we will have to live with the guilt and shame of not doing enough to stop this historical injustice.
2. I am a resident of Sweden and of Swedish nationality. As a psychologist working with drug users, I am familiar with prisons and aware of problems you confront . I read that all infected prisoners are moved to the same part of the prison as Julian Assange, who we know is weak and has breathing problems. The letter also states that Mr Assange is held in his cell 24 hours per day.
3.I am concerned for his life and ask you, to please do your utmost to save Julian Assange´s life and that you-in your capacity as Governor of Belmarsh prison – will use your authority to have Julian Assange released so he can be treated fairly and decently.
Dear Mr Rob Davis,
As a British Citizen I write to raise concerns about the unjust treatment of prisoner #: A9379AY Mr Julian Assange.
It is widely believed that Mr Assange has no heating in his cell and whose temperature at night is 0°, so cold in fact that he has boarded his cell window up with books. Apparently, after many weeks of requests for his winter clothes, you or your staff have only given him a couple of blankets! His clothes are in Belmarsh somewhere and yet he has not received them? This is utterly unacceptable.
May I put it to you Mr Davis that you seem to have lost your way! You are the Governor of a High Security Prison, a highly responsible and influential role in society and yet, your behaviour towards this inmate, in particular, is astonishing and not compatible with Human Rights in a democracy or freedom of press! Mr Davis, you have a care of duty to all inmates at Belmarsh, including Mr Assange, and as much as I realise there has been a serious outbreak of Covid 19 in Belmarsh, and your priority is to protect lives, I remind you that it is your duty to protect the life of Mr Assange before you weaken his immune system even more or worse still kill him. Many suspect that this is what you are trying to do.
Mr Assange is not a criminal. It is blatantly obvious to everyone. He is in Belmarsh as a punishment for publishing information about serious human rights violations, including torture and murder. The officials responsible for these crimes continue to enjoy impunity and rake in millions and millions of pounds. Its profoundly disturbing and unlawful!
Please take this onboard Mr Davis, that your name will be forever linked with the persecution and torture of Julian Assange and this is how you will be remembered throughout History. However, you could change this by showing strong, compassionate leadership and by doing the right thing. Stop torturing Julian Assange.
How disgusting! Are you paid extra for this inhuman behaviour towards your prisoner? How many prisoners per year, who have skipped bail, are sent to Belmarsh and treated like this?
These two letters add to a growing number sent to the UK prison governor Rob Davis. One is by a Swedish psychologist (based in Sweden) who is shocked by what is going on in the UK and the cruel and unnecessary treatment of Julian Assange. The second letter very clearly asks the prison to stop torturing Julian now denied his warm clothes and in a freezing cell. He is not a criminal, but a journalist and should be released immediately. These are good letters/emails which put pressure on the UK & prison to end this persecution. I encourage more people to do the same.