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Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says Julian Assange could die in prison and blames the apparent deterioration in the WikiLeaks founder's heath on how he is being treated by the US and UK governments.
Speaking on 'Ron Paul Liberty Report, the 83-year-old accuses the US government of pursuing Assange and says they would like to either challenge him with a death penalty or a life time in prison 'for being a journalist.'
Assange - Story - Health - Friends - Whistleblower
The Libertarian calls Assange's a 'tragic story' and describes his health as 'very very bad,' commenting that friends of the whistleblower are worried that his health may not hold up.
Assange, 47, has been moved to the hospital wing at Belmarsh prison and has been found too unwell to appear by video-link as scheduled at Westminster magistrates' court.
Lawyers - Conversation
His lawyers reported it was not possible to have a normal conversation with him.
U.S. authorities accuse Assange of violating the Espionage Act over the publication of secret documents.
Sweden - Misconduct - Allegations
Sweden wants to question him about sexual misconduct allegations.
Paul also compares Assange's plight to the case of Otto Frederick Warmbier, an American college student imprisoned in North Korea in 2016.
June - Warmbier - North - Korea - State
In June 2017, Warmbier was released by North Korea in a vegetative state and died soon afterward.
Paul goes on to ask what the ramifications would be if Assange is much sicker than is being revealed and dies in prison as the result of how his case has been handled by Washington and London.
Disease - Something - Happens - Prison
'If he had a terminal disease or something happens to him, good, bad, or whatever and he dies in the prison,...
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