WikiLeaks supporters continue to write to HMP Belmarsh Governor Rob Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the welfare of Julian Assange following reports by doctors, lawyers and family that aspects of his human rights are constantly violated. The reply always come from The Long Term and High Security Prisons Group (LTHSPG). Many supporters send to JADC copy of the reply they receive and some get published here. Since at least Autumn the LTHSPG replies are a standard copy paste letter sent to all indiscriminate of what their original letter of concern was highlighting. You will find it here and https://www.assangecampaign.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/J-Assange.pdf.
LTHSPG has recorded 1656 letters or emails of concern received from members of the public regarding Mr Julian Assange to which a response has been provided between 11 April 2019 to 31 July 2020. The total number of recorded emails and letters of concern received from members of the public regarding Mr Julian Assange over the same period is 2108.
It demonstrates a constant, genuine concern from members of the public. This concern is further exasperated and not alleviated when people of authority brash off concerns by distributing a standard legalese reply.
So what can we do in response to this brazen dereliction of duty by civil servants? One supporter has written to Richard Vince CBE Executive Director – Long-Term High Security Prisons Estate at Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). See below what they wrote:
There is one more thing to do.
Write to your Member of Parliament attaching the reply you received, explain that it is inadequate and asking them to pass your concerns to the relevant government Minister. It is within your rights to do so, it is within their power to do so. Another thing you may ask is for your MP to table a question in Parliament. This year 2020 only two questions have been tabled in Parliament about Julian Assange one in the House of Commons and one in the House of Lords. Lobby your MP or your Constituent Lady/Lord to table a question in Parliament.
Find them here: http://www.writetothem.com
UK MPs have asked *2* written questions about Julian Assange *this year*.https://t.co/vSFdYENMAw
— Mark Curtis (@markcurtis30) December 22, 2020