Baltasar Garzon, lawyer of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, who for several months has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, said the Australian exhacker living conditions “are worse than a prison.”
“In a prison you have a chance of communication, mobility even benefits that Julian Assange hasn’t (…) is worse than a prison,” said Garzon.
The lawyer also argued that Assange has a bed, a table and a shelf since last June, but “he doesn’t regret being a refugee in it.”
“Is not an easy situation, quite the opposite, and can negatively influence in Julian Assange’s health” alleged Garzon, but added that his medical situation for now is not “alarming”.
“He is a man with very firm convictions, ethical principles are also very strong (…) and is convinced that is the subject of political persecution,” he said.
Assange remains as a refugee in the Ecuadorian Embassy for several months, hoping that London will issue a safe-conduct to travel to Ecuador, a country that has granted him political asylum, but it has been denied by the British nation, since he should be brought first before the Swedish justice.