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U.N. Torture Expert ‘Outraged’ by WikiLeaks Founder Assange’s Extradition Case: ‘What About the War Crimes?’

A United Nations torture expert says he has been left "genuinely outraged" by the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as speakers at an event at London's Frontline Cub this week warned the case should be considered an "attack on all journalists."

Assange, 48, has been incarcerated inside H.M. Prison Belmarsh since last April, when he was detained after seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy under political asylum.

  • Jason Murdock
  • Newsweek

He is facing up to 175 years in U.S. prison in relation to charges filed under the…

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