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[News:] “What happens if Julian Assange dies in a British prison?” – Journalists and Monitors Voice Concerns – Tareq Haddad.

Seen to those in attendance through two flat-screen monitors placed at either side of the west London courtroom, the WikiLeaks founder and former editor patiently sat through the proceedings in which he took no active role – he coughed and cleared his throat throughout.Normally held in a solitary cell at H.M.P. Belmarsh for twenty-three-and-a-half hours a day with a chronic lung condition, this is the second case-management hearing Assange has attended in recent weeks. He spoke once to confirm his name and date of birth, but struggled to speak and looked weakened according to a handful of observers.As a “remand prisoner” with no convictions, Assange is expected to be produced in court every twenty-eight days, either physically or by video-link, but has frequently been too unwell to appear or has avoided the proceedings following the guidance of health professionals, particularly in light of Covid-19 concerns.

Source: [News:] “What happens if Julian Assange dies in a British prison?” – Journalists and Monitors Voice Concerns – Tareq Haddad.