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Britain Refuses to Grant Julian Assange “Safe Passage” to Hospital

HeadlineOct 15, 2015

The British government is reportedly refusing Ecuador’s request to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “safe passage” out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London so he can go to the hospital for an MRI. Assange’s doctor says he is in constant and severe pain in his shoulder that requires an MRI scan to diagnose. Assange’s lawyer Carey Shenkman says, “By claiming that Mr. Assange must give up his asylum in order to receive medical treatment, the U.K. government is forcing him to choose between the human right to asylum and the human right to medical treatment. No one should ever have to face that choice.”

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