Tell the UK Govt. They Must Permit Julian Assange a Hospital Visit for MRI, Treatment
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An Oct 14 press release from Justice for Assange reveals that Julian Assange of Wikileaks who has been under the protection of Ecuador at their embassy in London for over 3 years (under threat of extradition from the UK to the US) has a serious health issue and requires diagnostic treatment at a hospital. A letter from Assange's UK doctor reports "he is in constant and severe pain, which is growing worse and has been present since June 2015. The doctor stated that an MRI scan needs to be performed. This can only be carried out in a hospital."
The press release goes on to say, "Dr. Wood’s letter dated 14 August 2015 states: "He has been suffering with a constant pain to the right shoulder region for the past three months [since June 2015]. There is no history of acute injury to the area. [...] I examined him and all movements of his shoulder (abduction, internal rotation and external rotation) are limited due to pain. I am unable to elicit the exact cause of his symptoms without the benefit of further diagnostic tests, [including] MRI."
The cause is unknown. There was no fall or injury. The source of the medical condition can only be diagnosed with hospital equipment that cannot be brought into the embassy due to size and weight.
Ecuador wrote to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on 30 September 2015 to request that Mr. Assange be permitted to go to the hospital under conditions agreed upon by UK and Ecuador ("they can guard the car with 10.000 police officers if they wish"). The safe passage would be for a few hours in order to allow Mr. Assange to be able to have medical tests undertaken and in order to diagnose the cause.
The UK FCO replied on 12 October that it would not permit the safe passage to the hospital for purposes of medical tests."
Please see the full account and press release at Justice4assange.com.
Please speak out and ask the Prime Minister of Britain to step up and act humanely and responsibly in this situation and immediately make arrangements to permit Julian Assange to visit a hospital for the medical diagnosis and treatment he needs. To all intents and purposes, he is being held as a political prisoner in the UK, and the UK would be contravening the Geneva Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and every national and international coda of human rights by denying basic medical care to a prisoner.
In his unwavering pursuit of truth, as Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have exposed hidden information on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, active deception as revealed in US diplomatic cables, and continue to expose information vital to all peoples of the world, including the text of the most-secret TPP document, he has brought us to a more awakened world where more of us are focused on pursuing and supporting truth, transparency, and justice. Please speak out for someone who has unstintingly spoken out for all of us. Julian Assange needs medical care today, and he needs our advocacy. Please sign to make your voice heard.
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