Ron Paul has issued an urgent warning to the public that the deep state may be attempting to murder Julian Assange in order to silence him permanently.
The 83-year-old former Texas Republican spoke out about the ongoing abuse of Assange on an edition of the “Ron Paul Liberty Report” last week.
Paul believes the torture of Assange is a ‘tragic story’ emblematic of how the deep state treats whistleblowers.
Bigleaguepolitics.com reports: Paul compares the treatment of Assange by U.K. authorities to how the North Koreans treated U.S. student Otto Warmbier before he died.
“If he had a terminal disease or something happens to him, good, bad, or whatever and he dies in the prison, how would we look a lot different to the North Koreans on the surface?” Paul asked.
Paul noted reports of Assange’s “very very bad” health and feels that U.K. and U.S. authorities want to make an example of the man “for being a journalist” by either killing him or putting him in prison for life.
Journalist Cassandra Fairbanks echoed Paul’s concerns during a recent appearance on the One America News Network. She is one of the last journalists to see Assange in person.
Assange’s mother, Christine, has made a plea to the world on behalf of her ailing son:
Nils Melzer, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture, visited Assange with two medical professionals who have a background in examining torture victims on May 9. He issued a report on the “the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment” created for Assange.
Melzer claims the U.K, along with the U.S. and Ecuador, are engaging in “relentless and unrestrained campaign of public mobbing, intimidation and defamation against Mr. Assange.”
Assange was ejected from the Ecuadorean embassy in the UK after his asylum status was revoked in April. He was previously isolated from society under house arrest there for seven years.
Paul is a proponent for Assange and has been for many years. Assange once appeared on an edition of the “Ron Paul Liberty Report” back in 2017.
Paul stands with Assange throughout his turmoil, arguing that he has done a public service with his WikiLeaks organization, and it is “not like he spied for the enemy.”
“His crime was telling us the truth,” Paul said. “He was telling the truth, he was revealing information … he is a whistleblower in the form of a journalist.”
Assange is locked up a prison health ward right now as he attempts to recover. If he pulls through, he will likely face extradition to the U.S. to face 18 felony counts that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.