In the medical newspaper, The Lancet, the group released a letter pleading for the end of the WikiLeaks founder’s medical negligence and mental torture.
A community of psychologists have spoken against the possible torment that Julian Assange has been experiencing in jail.
Ahead of the hearing on the 24th of February, Mr Assange was held in custody in Belmarsh and there is a chance that extradition will lead him to the United States.
Assange now faces a total of 18 offences in the United States, involving attempts to hack a computer inside the Pentagon.
The letter states that he is currently in a terrible health condition because while being held in the embassy of Ecuador and Belmarsh, he had sustained psychological abuse. As per the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, he was arrested unlawfully here.
As alerted by the independent UN reporter on torture, Assange would indeed have been brutally killed had he died in a United Kingdom jail.
The medical community simply cannot allow itself to not do anything about the situation, while such transgression is happening. The charges also note that politically driven medical negligence is definitely an awful idea.
The letter also adds that the rights of a person to benefit from medicine and health can not be interfered with by politics.
The requests are straightforward and they urge the governments involved to end the torment towards Mr Assange’s and before it’s too late, make sure that he can benefit from the best healthcare.
The United Kingdom government and the Foreign Minister of Australia, Marise Payne, also obtained a copy of the document.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Nils Melzer, took a visit in Belmarsh to see Mr Assange last year and confirmed that he has shown all the signs and symptoms of extended exposure to mental abuse. This includes serious emotional trauma, stress, and anxiety.