Nils Melzer

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Nils Melzer told : “There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison," External link

bristolpost Friday, February 18, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison," External link

brentwoodgazette Friday, February 18, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : “There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 18, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : “There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison,” External link

standard Friday, February 18, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Assange's health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years," External link

mondaq Monday, December 27, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : “This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary,” External link

guardian Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

bordermail Saturday, December 11, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, December 10, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Obviously I welcome this development, but I think allowing Swiss citizens to return to Switzerland really is the least they can do,” External link

swissinfo Friday, December 10, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I am gravely concerned that the judgement confirms the entire, very dangerous rationale underlying the US indictment, which effectively amounts to criminalizing national security journalism,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 29, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “The judgement fails to recognise that Mr Assange’s deplorable state of health is the direct consequence of a decade of deliberate and systematic violation of his most fundamental human rights by the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ecuador” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 29, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “As a result, the vast majority of those responsible for perpetrating, instigating, consenting or acquiescing to torture or ill-treatment are never held to account,” “This generalized attitude of denial and trivialization not only betrays millions of individual victims and their families but, more generally, profoundly damages the credibility of states’ commitment to the entire international system of human rights protection” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “States must distance themselves from any form of window-dressing, and demonstrate the political courage and determination required to eradicate systemic patterns of secrecy, collusion, and impunity for torture and ill-treatment and to ensure both institutional and individual accountability for such abuse,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The police and the secret service are our watchdogs, it's their job to be aggressive. That's why you have to keep them on a leash,” External link

businessday Friday, June 4, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "The police and the secret service are our watchdogs, it's their job to be aggressive. That's why you have to keep them on a leash," External link

trust Friday, June 4, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “While the reactions of governments to allegations and requests transmitted to them range from complete silence to aggressive rejection, unsubstantiated denial, bureaucratic obstruction and even sophisticated forms of pretence, the common denominator of all of these patterns is that they ensure impunity for torturers and deprive victims of reparation and redress,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Over the years, nine out of 10 allegations of torture and ill-treatment officially transmitted to governments in all regions of the world either have been completely ignored or otherwise did not receive a response permitting to effectively prevent, investigate or redress the violation in question,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Approximately 80 per cent of our country visit requests have been ignored, postponed or declined by governments. This has prevented us from carrying out independent monitoring visits where they are most needed,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Approximately 80% of our country visit requests have been ignored, postponed or declined by governments. This has prevented us from carrying out independent monitoring visits where they are most needed,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 8, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Ammar al Baluchi ) : "Mr. al-Baluchi has been held in isolation at a severely restricted-access facility at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade," "In addition to the long-term effects of past torture, noise and vibrations are reportedly still being used against him, resulting in constant sleep deprivation and related physical and mental disorders, for which he allegedly does not receive adequate medical attention" External link

dw-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "By failing to prosecute the crime of torture in CIA custody, the US is in clear violation of the Convention against Torture and is sending a dangerous message of complacency and impunity to officials in the US and around the world," "This is one of the most fundamental norms of international law, and its violation is listed among the most serious international crimes, including crimes against humanity and war crimes" External link

dw-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "Both of them came independently to the conclusion that Assange showed all the signs typical for victims of psychological torture: intense anxiety, chronic stress syndromes that had already deteriorated his cognitive capacity and neurological functions, and that was already measurable at that time," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "the person is being destabilized systematically," "We've seen that in many countries in the world, many regimes that try to use torture, methods that don't leave physical traces. And in the end, it breaks a person" External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : “If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation,” External link

app-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange must now be immediately set free, rehabilitated and compensated for the abuse and arbitrariness he has been exposed to,” External link

app-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation," External link

ecns Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “This ruling confirms my own assessment that, in the United States, Mr. Assange would be exposed to conditions of detention, which are widely recognized to amount to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I am gravely concerned that the judgement confirms the entire, very dangerous rationale underlying the US indictment, which effectively amounts to criminalizing national security journalism,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “The judgement fails to recognize that Mr. Assange’s deplorable state of health is the direct consequence of a decade of deliberate and systematic violation of his most fundamental human rights by the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ecuador,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer stated ( about Julian Assange ) : “Both of them came independently to the conclusion that Assange showed all the signs typical for victims of psychological torture,” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "corruption and war crimes and other criminal conduct," External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "corruption and war crimes and other criminal conduct," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "corruption and war crimes and other criminal conduct," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger,” External link

nytimes Monday, January 4, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger,” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "The legal proceeding {against Assange} in itself is not respecting the basic standards of human rights, of due process and the rule of law. Already, the motivation behind the extradition request is not in compliance with basic legal standards, with the protections of freedom of the press and so on," External link

dw-en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : “I visited Mr. Assange in Belmarsh,” External link

globalresearch Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote : “In pardoning Mr Assange, Mr President, you would send a clear message of justice, truth and humanity to the American people and to the world,” “You would rehabilitate a courageous man who has suffered injustice, persecution and humiliation for more than a decade, simply for telling the truth” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past ten years” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger” “Critically, Mr. Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mr. Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past ten years" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger" "Critically, Mr. Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer maintained : "Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote : “Whatever our personal views and sympathies may be, I believe that, after a decade of persecution, this man’s unjust suffering must end now,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer maintained : “Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole” External link

saudigazette Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : “Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past ten years” External link

saudigazette Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger” “Critically, Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison” External link

saudigazette Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger” “Critically, Mr. Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer maintained : “Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : "In pardoning Mr Assange, Mr President, you would send a clear message of justice, truth and humanity to the American people and to the world," "You would rehabilitate a courageous man who has suffered injustice, persecution and humiliation for more than a decade, simply for telling the truth" External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The British authorities initially detained Mr. Assange on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Sweden in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct that have since been formally dropped due to lack of evidence,” External link

thepanamanews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Mr. Assange's rights have been severely violated for more than a decade," "He must now be allowed to live a normal family, social and professional life" External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The British authorities initially detained Mr. Assange on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Sweden in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct that have since been formally dropped due to lack of evidence” “Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes, to ensure his presence during the ongoing US extradition trial, a proceeding which may well last several years” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about British ) : “The British authorities initially detained Mr. Assange on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Sweden in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct that have since been formally dropped due to lack of evidence” “Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes, to ensure his presence during the ongoing US extradition trial, a proceeding which may well last several years” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Prison decongestion measures seen around the world in response to COVID-19 should be extended to all inmates whose imprisonment is not absolutely necessary,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mr. Assange's rights have been severely violated for more than a decade," "He must now be allowed to live a normal family, social and professional life" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mr. Assange's rights have been severely violated for more than a decade," "He must now be allowed to live a normal family, social and professional life" External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes," External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "A lot of people are dying and they've never been sentenced, and that's obviously a huge problem," External link

wsau Friday, October 16, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “A lot of people are dying and they've never been sentenced, and that's obviously a huge problem,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 16, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Secrecy and impunity always entail a downward spiral towards total arbitrariness and abuse,” “Government officials must serve the entire population, and not only their own self-interest and small influential minorities. It is therefore essential that private and public interests be systematically disentangled, including through the prohibition or restriction of private campaign funding, parliamentary lobbying, and the large-scale privatization of essential public functions” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer déclaré : «Le véritable but de la torture, la plupart du temps, est l’intimidation. Et ce n’est pas nécessairement l’intimidation de la victime. C’est l’intimidation de tous les autres. C’est pourquoi les gens sont torturés dans les lieux publics, les femmes sont violées sur la place du village lors de conflits armés et les gens sont exécutés publiquement.» External link

mondialisation Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Such treatment appears specifically designed to subject migrants to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as prohibited under international law. Croatia must investigate all reported cases of violence against migrants, hold the perpetrators and their superiors accountable and provide compensation for victims” External link

guardian Friday, June 19, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "Such treatment appears specifically designed to subject migrants to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as prohibited under international law. Croatia must investigate all reported cases of violence against migrants, hold the perpetrators and their superiors accountable and provide compensation for victims," External link

reliefWeb Friday, June 19, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "The whole argument of the court being illegal, illegitimate and corrupt obviously is not a new argument," External link

dw-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "The same argument has been made by the Nazis in Nuremberg — and by Slobodan Milosevic in the Yugoslavia tribunal. It has been made by Saddam Hussein in the tribunal for Iraq, and now it's being made Trump and Pompeo with regard to the ICC," "The reality is that the United States does not prosecute these crimes when it's committed by its soldiers. We've seen the Senate Committee confirming a systematic policy of torture by the CIA," External link

dw-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "The whole argument of the court being illegal, illegitimate and corrupt obviously is not a new argument," External link

dw-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "The same argument has been made by the Nazis in Nuremberg — and by Slobodan Milosevic in the Yugoslavia tribunal. It has been made by Saddam Hussein in the tribunal for Iraq, and now it's being made Trump and Pompeo with regard to the ICC," "The reality is that the United States does not prosecute these crimes when it's committed by its soldiers. We've seen the Senate Committee confirming a systematic policy of torture by the CIA," External link

dw-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer declared : "I conclude that such deprivation of liberty does not constitute a circumscribed sanction for a specific offense but an open-ended, progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment," External link

opednews Friday, March 13, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The DOC appears to routinely resort to repressive measures, such as prolonged or indefinite isolation, excessive use of in-cell restraints and needlessly intrusive strip searches,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 2, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The DOC appears to routinely resort to repressive measures, such as prolonged or indefinite isolation, excessive use of in-cell restraints and needlessly intrusive strip searches,” External link

ctpost Friday, February 28, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “These practices trigger and exacerbate psychological suffering, in particular in inmates who may have experienced previous trauma or have mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities,” “The severe and often irreparable psychological and physical consequences of solitary confinement and social exclusion are well documented and can range from progressively severe forms of anxiety, stress and depression to cognitive impairment and suicidal tendencies” External link

ctpost Friday, February 28, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “For years, my mandate has raised concerns about the worldwide overuse of solitary confinement which is subject to widespread arbitrariness” External link

yubanet Friday, February 28, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The Mandela Rules reinforce human rights principles, including the recognition of the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and effective guidance to national prison administrations for persons deprived of their liberty,” External link

yubanet Friday, February 28, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer noted : “These practices trigger and exacerbate psychological suffering, in particular in inmates who may have experienced previous trauma or have mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities,” External link

yubanet Friday, February 28, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “it is obvious that Mr Assange’s health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years” External link

citizen Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer states : “significant resources towards developing methods of torture which can achieve purposes of coercion, intimidation, punishment, humiliation or discrimination without causing readily identifiable physical harm or traces” “Some of these approaches have resurfaced most prominently in connection with interrogational torture in the context of counter-terrorism, ‘deterrence’-based detention of irregular migrants, alleged mass-internment for purposes of political ‘re-education’, and the abuse of individual prisoners of conscience” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 21, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Since 2010, when Wikileaks started publishing evidence of war crimes and torture committed by U.S. forces, we have seen a sustained and concerted effort by several States towards getting Mr. Assange extradited to the United States for prosecution, raising serious concern over the criminalization of investigative journalism in violation of both the U.S. Constitution and international human rights law," External link

ibtimes Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer warned : “he will have effectively been tortured to death” External link

laht Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about Julian Assange ) : "175 years for whatever they are accusing Mr Assange of, it's certainly not violence, certainly it's not genocide, certainly it's not massacring civilians or torturing anybody, and people for genocide in the Hague they receive 35 or 45 years. I'm genuinely outraged," External link

qt Monday, February 17, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer states : “It is becoming a crime to tell the truth” External link

globalresearch Friday, February 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer demandé : «Comment cela n’a-t-il rien à voir avec la torture quand un homme révèle des preuves de crimes de guerre de gouvernements, et de torture, et personne n’est poursuivi pour cela? » External link

mondialisation Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer diz ( about Julian Assange ) : “Julian Assange foi intencionalmente torturado psicologicamente pela Suécia, Inglaterra, Equador e pelos EUA” External link

apublica Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer writes : “The practise of coercive deprivation of liberty for civil contempt … involves the intentional infliction of progressively severe mental and emotional suffering for the purposes of coercion and intimidation at the order of judicial authorities” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Unless the U.K. urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange ’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer explained : “found typical evidence of someone who has been exposed to a prolonged period of psychological torture,” “Psychological torture is not ‘torture lite.’ Psychological torture aims to wreck and destroy the person’s personality and identity…to make them break” External link

globalresearch Monday, December 2, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : “What we have seen from the UK government is outright contempt for Mr. Assange’s rights and integrity,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer afirmou ( about Julian Assange ) : "Assange continua detido em condições de opressão, isolamento e vigilância" External link

correiobraziliense Monday, November 4, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer afirmou ( about Julian Assange ) : "Assange continua detido em condições de opressão, isolamento e vigilância" External link

em Friday, November 1, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer dit : «Il faut prendre une vue d’ensemble» «Qu’a fait cet homme? Il a divulgué une énorme quantité d’informations que les gouvernements veulent garder secrètes, dont la plus tristement célèbre est la vidéo “meurtre collatéral”, qui, à mon avis, est une preuve de crimes de guerre» External link

mondialisation Friday, October 18, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer dit : «Il s’agit en fait de l’éléphant dans la salle dont personne ne parle. On ne parle pas de l’éléphant parce qu’on a un puissant projecteur pointé sur nous, et cet éléphant est le fait que, même s’il y a des rapports et des preuves de crimes de guerre, il n’y a aucune conséquence. Ça, c’est le grand scandale.» External link

mondialisation Friday, October 18, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer dodává ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mojí nejvážnější obavou je to, že by pan Assange byl ve Spojených státech vystaven reálnému riziku vážného porušování lidských práv, včetně svobody projevu, práva na spravedlivý soud a zákazu mučení a dalších krutých, nehumánních či ponižujících forem zacházení nebo trestů," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, May 31, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT



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Nils Melzer

Last updated on 2017-08-22T00:05+0300.

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Nils Melzer told : “There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison," External link

bristolpost Friday, February 18, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison," External link

brentwoodgazette Friday, February 18, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : “There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 18, 2022 4:43:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : “There is no serious crime he is being accused of. There is no legal basis for keeping him in a high security prison,” External link

standard Friday, February 18, 2022 4:33:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Assange's health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years," External link

mondaq Monday, December 27, 2021 11:50:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : “This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary,” External link

guardian Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

dailyadvertiser Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

illawarramercury Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

bordermail Saturday, December 11, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about British ) : "This is a shortcoming for the British judiciary," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, December 10, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Obviously I welcome this development, but I think allowing Swiss citizens to return to Switzerland really is the least they can do,” External link

swissinfo Friday, December 10, 2021 2:06:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I am gravely concerned that the judgement confirms the entire, very dangerous rationale underlying the US indictment, which effectively amounts to criminalizing national security journalism,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 29, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “The judgement fails to recognise that Mr Assange’s deplorable state of health is the direct consequence of a decade of deliberate and systematic violation of his most fundamental human rights by the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ecuador” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 29, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “As a result, the vast majority of those responsible for perpetrating, instigating, consenting or acquiescing to torture or ill-treatment are never held to account,” “This generalized attitude of denial and trivialization not only betrays millions of individual victims and their families but, more generally, profoundly damages the credibility of states’ commitment to the entire international system of human rights protection” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “States must distance themselves from any form of window-dressing, and demonstrate the political courage and determination required to eradicate systemic patterns of secrecy, collusion, and impunity for torture and ill-treatment and to ensure both institutional and individual accountability for such abuse,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The police and the secret service are our watchdogs, it's their job to be aggressive. That's why you have to keep them on a leash,” External link

businessday Friday, June 4, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "The police and the secret service are our watchdogs, it's their job to be aggressive. That's why you have to keep them on a leash," External link

trust Friday, June 4, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “While the reactions of governments to allegations and requests transmitted to them range from complete silence to aggressive rejection, unsubstantiated denial, bureaucratic obstruction and even sophisticated forms of pretence, the common denominator of all of these patterns is that they ensure impunity for torturers and deprive victims of reparation and redress,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Over the years, nine out of 10 allegations of torture and ill-treatment officially transmitted to governments in all regions of the world either have been completely ignored or otherwise did not receive a response permitting to effectively prevent, investigate or redress the violation in question,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Approximately 80 per cent of our country visit requests have been ignored, postponed or declined by governments. This has prevented us from carrying out independent monitoring visits where they are most needed,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 8, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Approximately 80% of our country visit requests have been ignored, postponed or declined by governments. This has prevented us from carrying out independent monitoring visits where they are most needed,” External link

dhakatribune Monday, March 8, 2021 4:19:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Ammar al Baluchi ) : "Mr. al-Baluchi has been held in isolation at a severely restricted-access facility at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade," "In addition to the long-term effects of past torture, noise and vibrations are reportedly still being used against him, resulting in constant sleep deprivation and related physical and mental disorders, for which he allegedly does not receive adequate medical attention" External link

dw-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "By failing to prosecute the crime of torture in CIA custody, the US is in clear violation of the Convention against Torture and is sending a dangerous message of complacency and impunity to officials in the US and around the world," "This is one of the most fundamental norms of international law, and its violation is listed among the most serious international crimes, including crimes against humanity and war crimes" External link

dw-en Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "Both of them came independently to the conclusion that Assange showed all the signs typical for victims of psychological torture: intense anxiety, chronic stress syndromes that had already deteriorated his cognitive capacity and neurological functions, and that was already measurable at that time," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "the person is being destabilized systematically," "We've seen that in many countries in the world, many regimes that try to use torture, methods that don't leave physical traces. And in the end, it breaks a person" External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : “If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation,” External link

app-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange must now be immediately set free, rehabilitated and compensated for the abuse and arbitrariness he has been exposed to,” External link

app-en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation," External link

ecns Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:03:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:58:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “This ruling confirms my own assessment that, in the United States, Mr. Assange would be exposed to conditions of detention, which are widely recognized to amount to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “If extradited to the United States, he faces a sentence of up to 175 years imprisonment under inhumane conditions of near total isolation,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I am gravely concerned that the judgement confirms the entire, very dangerous rationale underlying the US indictment, which effectively amounts to criminalizing national security journalism,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “The judgement fails to recognize that Mr. Assange’s deplorable state of health is the direct consequence of a decade of deliberate and systematic violation of his most fundamental human rights by the Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Ecuador,” External link

yubanet Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer stated ( about Julian Assange ) : “Both of them came independently to the conclusion that Assange showed all the signs typical for victims of psychological torture,” External link

israelnationalnews Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "corruption and war crimes and other criminal conduct," External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "corruption and war crimes and other criminal conduct," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "corruption and war crimes and other criminal conduct," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger,” External link

nytimes Monday, January 4, 2021 2:41:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger,” External link

nytimes Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "The legal proceeding {against Assange} in itself is not respecting the basic standards of human rights, of due process and the rule of law. Already, the motivation behind the extradition request is not in compliance with basic legal standards, with the protections of freedom of the press and so on," External link

dw-en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : “I visited Mr. Assange in Belmarsh,” External link

globalresearch Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote : “In pardoning Mr Assange, Mr President, you would send a clear message of justice, truth and humanity to the American people and to the world,” “You would rehabilitate a courageous man who has suffered injustice, persecution and humiliation for more than a decade, simply for telling the truth” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past ten years” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger” “Critically, Mr. Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole” External link

app-en Wednesday, December 23, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mr. Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past ten years" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger" "Critically, Mr. Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer maintained : "Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote : “Whatever our personal views and sympathies may be, I believe that, after a decade of persecution, this man’s unjust suffering must end now,” External link

washtimes Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer maintained : “Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole” External link

saudigazette Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : “Assange has been arbitrarily deprived of his liberty for the past ten years” External link

saudigazette Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger” “Critically, Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison” External link

saudigazette Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “I can attest to the fact that his health has seriously deteriorated, to the point where his life is now in danger” “Critically, Mr. Assange suffers from a documented respiratory condition which renders him extremely vulnerable to the Covid-19 pandemic that has recently broken out in the prison” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer maintained : “Wikileaks fights secrecy and corruption throughout the world and, therefore, acts in the public interest both of the American people and of humanity as a whole” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : "In pardoning Mr Assange, Mr President, you would send a clear message of justice, truth and humanity to the American people and to the world," "You would rehabilitate a courageous man who has suffered injustice, persecution and humiliation for more than a decade, simply for telling the truth" External link

bordermail Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The British authorities initially detained Mr. Assange on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Sweden in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct that have since been formally dropped due to lack of evidence,” External link

thepanamanews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Mr. Assange's rights have been severely violated for more than a decade," "He must now be allowed to live a normal family, social and professional life" External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, December 9, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The British authorities initially detained Mr. Assange on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Sweden in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct that have since been formally dropped due to lack of evidence” “Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes, to ensure his presence during the ongoing US extradition trial, a proceeding which may well last several years” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about British ) : “The British authorities initially detained Mr. Assange on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Sweden in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct that have since been formally dropped due to lack of evidence” “Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes, to ensure his presence during the ongoing US extradition trial, a proceeding which may well last several years” External link

un-org Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “Mr. Assange is not a criminal convict and poses no threat to anyone, so his prolonged solitary confinement in a high security prison is neither necessary nor proportionate and clearly lacks any legal basis,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Prison decongestion measures seen around the world in response to COVID-19 should be extended to all inmates whose imprisonment is not absolutely necessary,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mr. Assange's rights have been severely violated for more than a decade," "He must now be allowed to live a normal family, social and professional life" External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mr. Assange's rights have been severely violated for more than a decade," "He must now be allowed to live a normal family, social and professional life" External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "Today, he is detained for exclusively preventative purposes," External link

afp-en Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : "A lot of people are dying and they've never been sentenced, and that's obviously a huge problem," External link

wsau Friday, October 16, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “A lot of people are dying and they've never been sentenced, and that's obviously a huge problem,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 16, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Secrecy and impunity always entail a downward spiral towards total arbitrariness and abuse,” “Government officials must serve the entire population, and not only their own self-interest and small influential minorities. It is therefore essential that private and public interests be systematically disentangled, including through the prohibition or restriction of private campaign funding, parliamentary lobbying, and the large-scale privatization of essential public functions” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer déclaré : «Le véritable but de la torture, la plupart du temps, est l’intimidation. Et ce n’est pas nécessairement l’intimidation de la victime. C’est l’intimidation de tous les autres. C’est pourquoi les gens sont torturés dans les lieux publics, les femmes sont violées sur la place du village lors de conflits armés et les gens sont exécutés publiquement.» External link

mondialisation Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Such treatment appears specifically designed to subject migrants to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as prohibited under international law. Croatia must investigate all reported cases of violence against migrants, hold the perpetrators and their superiors accountable and provide compensation for victims” External link

guardian Friday, June 19, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "Such treatment appears specifically designed to subject migrants to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as prohibited under international law. Croatia must investigate all reported cases of violence against migrants, hold the perpetrators and their superiors accountable and provide compensation for victims," External link

reliefWeb Friday, June 19, 2020 12:56:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "The whole argument of the court being illegal, illegitimate and corrupt obviously is not a new argument," External link

dw-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "The same argument has been made by the Nazis in Nuremberg — and by Slobodan Milosevic in the Yugoslavia tribunal. It has been made by Saddam Hussein in the tribunal for Iraq, and now it's being made Trump and Pompeo with regard to the ICC," "The reality is that the United States does not prosecute these crimes when it's committed by its soldiers. We've seen the Senate Committee confirming a systematic policy of torture by the CIA," External link

dw-en Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told : "The whole argument of the court being illegal, illegitimate and corrupt obviously is not a new argument," External link

dw-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer added : "The same argument has been made by the Nazis in Nuremberg — and by Slobodan Milosevic in the Yugoslavia tribunal. It has been made by Saddam Hussein in the tribunal for Iraq, and now it's being made Trump and Pompeo with regard to the ICC," "The reality is that the United States does not prosecute these crimes when it's committed by its soldiers. We've seen the Senate Committee confirming a systematic policy of torture by the CIA," External link

dw-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer declared : "I conclude that such deprivation of liberty does not constitute a circumscribed sanction for a specific offense but an open-ended, progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment," External link

opednews Friday, March 13, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The DOC appears to routinely resort to repressive measures, such as prolonged or indefinite isolation, excessive use of in-cell restraints and needlessly intrusive strip searches,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 2, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The DOC appears to routinely resort to repressive measures, such as prolonged or indefinite isolation, excessive use of in-cell restraints and needlessly intrusive strip searches,” External link

ctpost Friday, February 28, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “These practices trigger and exacerbate psychological suffering, in particular in inmates who may have experienced previous trauma or have mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities,” “The severe and often irreparable psychological and physical consequences of solitary confinement and social exclusion are well documented and can range from progressively severe forms of anxiety, stress and depression to cognitive impairment and suicidal tendencies” External link

ctpost Friday, February 28, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “For years, my mandate has raised concerns about the worldwide overuse of solitary confinement which is subject to widespread arbitrariness” External link

yubanet Friday, February 28, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “The Mandela Rules reinforce human rights principles, including the recognition of the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and effective guidance to national prison administrations for persons deprived of their liberty,” External link

yubanet Friday, February 28, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer noted : “These practices trigger and exacerbate psychological suffering, in particular in inmates who may have experienced previous trauma or have mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities,” External link

yubanet Friday, February 28, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : “it is obvious that Mr Assange’s health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years” External link

citizen Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer states : “significant resources towards developing methods of torture which can achieve purposes of coercion, intimidation, punishment, humiliation or discrimination without causing readily identifiable physical harm or traces” “Some of these approaches have resurfaced most prominently in connection with interrogational torture in the context of counter-terrorism, ‘deterrence’-based detention of irregular migrants, alleged mass-internment for purposes of political ‘re-education’, and the abuse of individual prisoners of conscience” External link

msn-uk Friday, February 21, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said ( about Julian Assange ) : "Since 2010, when Wikileaks started publishing evidence of war crimes and torture committed by U.S. forces, we have seen a sustained and concerted effort by several States towards getting Mr. Assange extradited to the United States for prosecution, raising serious concern over the criminalization of investigative journalism in violation of both the U.S. Constitution and international human rights law," External link

ibtimes Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer warned : “he will have effectively been tortured to death” External link

laht Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law,” External link

dailytimesPK Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer told ( about Julian Assange ) : "175 years for whatever they are accusing Mr Assange of, it's certainly not violence, certainly it's not genocide, certainly it's not massacring civilians or torturing anybody, and people for genocide in the Hague they receive 35 or 45 years. I'm genuinely outraged," External link

qt Monday, February 17, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer states : “It is becoming a crime to tell the truth” External link

globalresearch Friday, February 7, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer demandé : «Comment cela n’a-t-il rien à voir avec la torture quand un homme révèle des preuves de crimes de guerre de gouvernements, et de torture, et personne n’est poursuivi pour cela? » External link

mondialisation Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer diz ( about Julian Assange ) : “Julian Assange foi intencionalmente torturado psicologicamente pela Suécia, Inglaterra, Equador e pelos EUA” External link

apublica Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:50:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer writes : “The practise of coercive deprivation of liberty for civil contempt … involves the intentional infliction of progressively severe mental and emotional suffering for the purposes of coercion and intimidation at the order of judicial authorities” External link

guardian Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer said : “Unless the U.K. urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange ’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer explained : “found typical evidence of someone who has been exposed to a prolonged period of psychological torture,” “Psychological torture is not ‘torture lite.’ Psychological torture aims to wreck and destroy the person’s personality and identity…to make them break” External link

globalresearch Monday, December 2, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Nils Melzer wrote ( about Julian Assange ) : “What we have seen from the UK government is outright contempt for Mr. Assange’s rights and integrity,” External link

bostonglobe Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer afirmou ( about Julian Assange ) : "Assange continua detido em condições de opressão, isolamento e vigilância" External link

correiobraziliense Monday, November 4, 2019 11:30:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer afirmou ( about Julian Assange ) : "Assange continua detido em condições de opressão, isolamento e vigilância" External link

em Friday, November 1, 2019 11:01:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer dit : «Il faut prendre une vue d’ensemble» «Qu’a fait cet homme? Il a divulgué une énorme quantité d’informations que les gouvernements veulent garder secrètes, dont la plus tristement célèbre est la vidéo “meurtre collatéral”, qui, à mon avis, est une preuve de crimes de guerre» External link

mondialisation Friday, October 18, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer dit : «Il s’agit en fait de l’éléphant dans la salle dont personne ne parle. On ne parle pas de l’éléphant parce qu’on a un puissant projecteur pointé sur nous, et cet éléphant est le fait que, même s’il y a des rapports et des preuves de crimes de guerre, il n’y a aucune conséquence. Ça, c’est le grand scandale.» External link

mondialisation Friday, October 18, 2019 9:45:00 PM EAT

Nils Melzer dodává ( about Julian Assange ) : "Mojí nejvážnější obavou je to, že by pan Assange byl ve Spojených státech vystaven reálnému riziku vážného porušování lidských práv, včetně svobody projevu, práva na spravedlivý soud a zákazu mučení a dalších krutých, nehumánních či ponižujících forem zacházení nebo trestů," External link

ceskenoviny-en Friday, May 31, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT



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