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WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has been denied permission to leave prison to attend Dame Vivienne Westwood’s funeral, her family said today.
Dame Vivienne was a strong supporter and friend of Mr Assange, who is being held in Belmarsh prison in London while he continues a lengthy fight to avoid extradition to the US.
The fashion designer’s family said they were “deeply disappointed that we were unable to fulfil Vivienne’s wishes but are unsurprised by the decision which is unjust and in keeping with the inhumane treatment he has received from the UK authorities up to this point.”
They added: “Julian has not been convicted of any crime, yet he is treated as if he is a terrorist, the only thing he is guilty of is publishing the truth.”
Dame Vivienne died aged 81 on December 29 last year.
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