1. This afternoon, I can restart watching the Julian #Assange hearing as my witness statement as a witness of fact will be read in the next days without need for cross-examination by the US counsel
2.Julian #Assange is wearing a mask
3. Lindsay Lewis, lawyer practising in US ( including US Supreme Court) represented Mr Hamza who was subjected to SAMs= Special Administrative Measures, while he was detained at ADX Colorado
4. Mr #Hamza was held in isolation from other prisoners, Lindsay Lewis had difficulties to communicate with his client ( Hamza) due to this prison regime ( SAMs)
5. Lindsay Lewis: Julian #Assange definitely eligible for SAMs=Special Administrative Measures, both in pre-trial and Post-trial, due to national security grounds
6. US lawyers, Lindsay Lewis, who represented Abu #Hamza describes Hamza ‘s prison regime in ADX Florence, Colorado: no interactions with other prisoners
7. Lindsay Lewis: most detainees on SAMs at ADX Florence, Colorado, spent almost all the day completely alone ( in isolation). Calls to family: 1 a month
8.Lindsay Lewis: I don’t know any defendant whose SAM regime has ever been successfully challenged
9. Clair Dobbin, US counsel, cross-examining Lindsay Lewis, US lawyer whose client, Abu Hamza, under SAMs at ADX Florence, Colorado, where Julian #Assange risks ending up. Same prison as #ElChapo
10. Unfortunately, such a bad audio!
11. Always unbelievable how US authorities and their counsels try to depict US prisons as a kind of “Soho house”
12. Clair Dobbin, US counsel, is trying to show that US lawyer Lindsay Lewis has limited direct knowledge and experience in dealing with convicted people in ADX Florence, Colorado, under SAMs
13. Lindsay Lewis: ADX inmates subjected to SAMs can’t simply have contacts with other detainees: it requires to obtain modifications of SAMs in order to do it
14. Clair Dobbin, US counsel, quotes a statement saying that inmates under SAMs can even join group therapy. Lindsay Lewis: how can they, considering they cannot be in contact with other inmates?!
15. Detainees under SAMs have their calls to family monitored. What about legal calls? Considerable difficulties when it comes to confidentiality of legal calls for inmates under SAMs
16. Lindsay Lewis: in US under SAMs Julian #assange unlikely to have same treatment he currently has in UK, at Belmarsh
17. James Lewis. US counsel, objects to have confidentiality granted to people providing evidence of risk of harm. judge Baraitser: confidentiality already granted to protected witnesses in the Spanish investigation
18. Judge Vanessa Baraitser asked whether protection for witnesses in the UCGLOBAL espionage case is required because of David Morales or even because of any alleged US role in the case. Mark Summers: protection from Morales and his associates
19. Mark Summers(JA defence) mentions conversations between David Morales( UCGlobal’s boss) and his *American friends* on plans to kidnap or poison Julian #Assange
20. Mark Summers ( JA defence) asks Judge Vanessa Baraitser to grant 2 protect witnesses anonymity in UK court. Baraitser approves it
21. Mark Summers ( JA defence) we agreed on witness statements of prof Chomsky etc ( including Maurizi)
22. Hearing is now over and will resume tomorrow 10 am London-time. I just had a chance to see Julian Assange:
No doubt he lost a lot of weight

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