UK FOREIGN SECRETARY DEFENDS TORTURING JOURNALISTS, THEN SAYS WE MUST PROTECT JOURNALISTS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UK FOREIGN SECRETARY DEFENDS TORTURING JOURNALISTS, THEN SAYS WE MUST PROTECT JOURNALISTS

SOURCE: MEDIUM.COM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has just given a speech extolling the virtues of a free media, praising the journalists who’ve been brave enough to expose the truth about wicked governments in the face of tyrannical oppression. While he was preparing to give this speech, without any indication of any self-reflection at all, he defended the torture of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

After news broke that UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer had found that Julian Assange has been the victim of psychological torture for years, Hunt, who is gunning to become the UK’s next Prime Minister, accused him of interfering in British affairs and making “inflammatory statements”.

“This is wrong,” Hunt tweeted. “Assange chose to hide in the embassy and was always free to leave and face justice. The UN Special Rapporteur should allow British courts to make their judgements without his interference or inflammatory accusations.”

“With all due respect, Sir: Mr Assange was about as ‘free to leave’ as a someone sitting on a rubber boat in a shark pool,” Melzer replied. “As detailed in my formal letter to you, so far, UK courts have not shown the impartiality and objectivity required by the rule of law.”

This is wrong. Assange chose to hide in the embassy and was always free to leave and face justice. The UN Special Rapporteur should allow British courts to make their judgements without his interference or inflammatory accusations. https://t.co/s0UtMN5pU0

— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) May 31, 2019
Hours after his defense of the torture of a journalist who exposed the truth about the malfeasance of a powerful government, Hunt was giving a speech at the World News Media Congress in Glasgow, praising journalists who expose the truth about the malfeasance of powerful governments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mr. Hunt, a word, please; Julian Assange was never proven wrong in his information; Assange did a great service to this country, and the world, by reporting what he did.

That, sir, is why he will most probably die in Belmarsh Prison, Briton's Gitmo; there are very powerful people in this country, and beyond, who do not want to have Assange testifying lucidly at any kind of a trial.

I hope to hell that I am wrong, but his physical presence on this planet, may well have been ordered to be truncated by those in the highest degree of power and authority, in the US and other places as well.

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