Jill Stein spoke out December 27 about the slow-moving execution of Julian Assange. In an interview with Jordan Chariton, Stein responded to recent events that included a stroke debilitating the antiwar journalist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHVZHrt6LU4&t=15s).
His stroke followed the decision by a British court to uphold the US extradition request pursuing its false prosecution of Assange for espionage. "We're watching the torture and execution of a publisher who revealed war crimes, torture and corruption...This is psychological torture, and people can die from it," said Stein.
She called the persecution of Assange a slow-motion execution analogous to the torture-murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident. She pointed out that Doctors for Assange (https://doctorsforassange.org/) has condemned this injustice, in accordance with the professional obligation of physicians to condemn torture.
Protests by the New York Times editors, Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Cornel West, and Susan Sarandon have been among those protesting the abuse of Assange.
The Assange Defense Committee is currently appealing the UK extradition ruling. It may be reached at www.assangedefense.org.