> Let us be clear, there is absolutely no legal basis to keep Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison and there never was. Even for a bail violation, you don’t keep someone in Belmarsh. But now for more than 18 months he has finished that sentence for bail violation and there is no legal basis for keeping him there, because preventive detention must be used as a last resort, if there are no other, less intrusive means to prevent his escape, such as house arrest.



> When Navalny came to Germany, we didn’t say he was violating his bail, and when he flew back voluntarily to Russia and was arrested and sentenced for bail violation, everybody immediately screamed “foul” and imposed sanctions against Russia. But then I thought: Hold on, you have your own guy whom you sanctioned for bail violations, and he has finished his sentence more than a year ago, and he is still in prison without any legal basis. When I see the hypocrisy of the West I am speechless.

"When I see the hypocrisy of the West I am speechless."

That was, and is, the primary reason I still have x0f.org/@FreePietje/1016082443 pinned

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