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31 MAY

ARCHBISHOP – DON’T INTERFERE IN NAZI GERMANY’S INTERNAL AFFAIRS

[ 31 May 1933 ]

On 31 May 1933, Cosmo Gordon Lang, the Archbishop of Canterbury, speaking in the House of Lords, expressed concern at the ‘the oppression of members of the Jewish race’ in Germany.  However, he reminded fellow peers that Britain also had to understand the situation from the anti-Semitic point of view of Hitler’s new government, which had only recently consolidated its power over the country.

UN EXPERT – THE UK HAS SUBJECTED ASSANGE TO ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE’

[ 31 May 2019 ]

On 31 May 1919, Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture accused Britain and the United States of subjecting the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to ‘psychological torture’ over a prolonged period. He added that ‘It was obvious that Mr Assange’s health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years.’1

FOOTNOTES

  1. Nils Melzer cited in ‘UN expert says Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being subjected to drawn-out “psychological torture,”‘ The South China Morning Post, 31 May 2019 accessed online at url https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3012647/un-expert-says-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-being-subjected

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