UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer stated that interviews he recorded with Sky News and the BBC on Julian Assange had been by no means broadcast, as he responded to criticism on Twitter for showing on RT.
Melzer was replying to trolling he obtained for showing on “premier propaganda network” RT by Idrees Ahmad when he made the disclosure in regards to the media shops’ alleged dropping of his interviews.
“For the record: On 31 May, I have also given similar exclusive TV interviews to both @SkyNews and @BBCWorld,” he said, including, “but it seems they decided not to broadcast them.”
Melzer spoke to a variety of media shops, together with RT and Democracy Now, this week about his evaluation that the jailed WikiLeaks founder is affected by the consequences of psychological torture because of his ongoing detention and threats of being extradited to the US, the place he faces 17 expenses beneath the Espionage Act.
The UN expert additionally accused “a group of democratic States” of “ganging up” on Assange to “isolate, demonize and abuse” him.
BBC Radio did air an interview with the UN rapporteur and he was quoted in an article on the BBC web site, however no video interviews appeared on BBC or Sky News.