The foreign Ministry called the case Assange blow the Western system of justice for myself
Between the words and deeds of Western countries in the field of human rights observed dissonance, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the actions against the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
"The fact Assange is a shot of the Western system of justice itself. It is, as again indicated by many commentators, for political reasons used as a punitive tool against unwanted persons. by the Way, I would like to note that including Britain and of course USA are constantly heated and an information campaign about conditions of detention (the suspect in Russia spying) Paul Whelan" she said during an online briefing on Thursday.
"I would like to remind that on 27 may, he complained of a significant deterioration of health due to aggravation of existing illnesses, and the next day he was operated and given the necessary qualified medical aid. Now we consider absolutely unacceptable the continued presence of Assange in jail in the epidemic COVID-19. We hope that the British authorities will not allow the degradation of his condition and show humanity in the attitude of the journalist. Some dissonance occurs between the words and actions of our Western partners. In particular, on human rights issues.", she said.
Assange is accused in Sweden in 2010, sexual harassment and rape, in hiding since June 2012 in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, fearing extradition to the Scandinavian country. On the morning of 11 April 2019, he was detained at the request of the United States. A court in London found him guilty of violating the terms of bail and was sentenced to 11 months in prison. Hearings on the issue of extradition began on may 2 last year. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. government announced that Assange filed new charges of 17 counts of violations of the espionage act and the disclosure of classified information. In the case of extradition to U.S. Assange faces a prison sentence of up to 175 years.
The main hearing on the issue of his extradition to the U.S. will resume September 7th.