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Democracy Now has conducted a thorough interview with the UN Special Rapporteur who found that a collaboration between multiple governments in "a relentless and unrestrained campaign of public mobbing, intimidation and defamation" has placed such severe stress on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and done so much damage to his psychological well being that it can only be described as torture. The 15-minute interview is by far the most in-depth breakdown of UN Special Rapporteur Nils Melzer's findings that I have yet seen, and I highly recommend watching it in full for an articulate explanation of Assange's persecution and the physical, psychological, and legal abuses that have been inflicted upon him. But I am writing this article to highlight a specific part of this interview which I am quite sure I'll be quoting again and again in my future reporting on Assange's plight, because it perfectly illustrates with great authority an aspect of his persecution which has gone severely...