Evilard — Julian Assange is not guaranteed a fair trial in the US, a UN rights expert told AFP on Friday, questioning the US justice system’s credibility in national security cases. The UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Nils Melzer, also said that the manner in which Ecuador terminated Assange’s diplomatic protection broke international norms. However, Melzer made clear that his greatest concerns for the WikiLeaks founder — arrested by British police on Thursday after spending almost seven years in Ecuador’s London embassy — stem from Assange’s possible extradition to the US. “I’m worried about fair trial,” said Melzer, one of several UN rapporteurs active on the Assange case. “I’m worried that he might be exposed to [the] detention practices of the US, which in part are very problematic. “The US, in the last decade, unfortunately has not proven to be a safe state with regard to the provision of torture in cases that involve national s...

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