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Julian Assange fails in bid to be released from prison during coronavirus pandemic | London Evening Standard

“Belmarsh went into lockdown yesterday afternoon, with no association save for one half-an-hour of exercise with 40 people in the yard which is obviously highly dangerous for someone who is susceptible”, he said.

Yesterday, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told MP he is considering the release of some inmates to ease the pressure on the prison system during the outbreak, and conceded that prison authorites do not have enough protective equipment or coronavirus tests.However he said any release would be strictly risk-assessed to protect the public from harm.

 

Source: Julian Assange fails in bid to be released from prison during coronavirus pandemic | London Evening Standard