Assange in lockdown as Belmarsh Prison inmates test positive for COVID-19
Posted by sashimi on November 19, 2020, 9:37 am
Oscar Grenfell, 18 November 2020 |
WikiLeaks announced this morning that its publisher, Julian Assange,
has been placed under lockdown in London's Belmarsh Prison after
several inmates in his cell block tested positive for COVID-19.
Infections have reportedly been confirmed among three prisoners in
House Block 1. According to WikiLeaks, the governor of Belmarsh wrote
to prisoners detained there, including Assange, informing them that
cases had been identified.
The letter indicated that all prisoners and staff would be tested,
with the results released in 24 to 48 hours. Inmates are prohibited
from showering or exercising, and meals will be delivered to them,
meaning they are likely to be held in their cells 24 hours a day.
-- Cont'd at https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/11/19/assa-n19.html