There is this one Austrian guy, Nils Melzer. He is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and is one of those who get my attention for actually taking their job seriously.
Some time ago he decided to look into the case of Julian Assange. He collected evidence of illegal treatment on him with the help of multiple psychologists who spoke with Assange. Whenever he tried to contact officials of the involved countries (USA, Sweden, UK and others) he was denied further information and statements or was given fully censored documents.
One other disturbing element of this was how Sweden’s intelligence service applied a lot of pressure to the two Swedish women to construct a crime on him. All involved UK judges were either biased or had interest conflicts.
(note, one of the women deny these statements and accuse Melzer of victim blaming. What I write here is up to you to decide what to believe)
Melzer uses a certain term here that is quite bold: “Banality Of Evil”.
This term was used by Hannah Arendt to describe Adolf Eichmann’s (one of the major organizers of the Holocaust) personality.
Eichmann in Jerusalem - Wikipedia
Her thesis is that Eichmann was actually not a fanatic or a sociopath, but instead an extremely average and mundane person who relied on clichéd defenses rather than thinking for himself, was motivated by professional promotion rather than ideology, and believed in success which he considered the chief standard of “good society”. Banality, in this sense, does not mean that Eichmann’s actions were in any way ordinary, or even that there is a potential Eichmann in all of us, but that his actions were motivated by a sort of complacency which was wholly unexceptional.
A person from the UN comparing the Europe/US system of states of law with the Nazis is something I am very not used to.
The summary of all this is taken from this German site, you might want to translate it externally if you are interested:
Melzer is releasing a book about this today as well in hope to reach a larger audience. I don’t want this post look like an advertisement, so no link, but if you are interested in places where to get it, these should be easy to find online.