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The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald discusses U.S. case against Assange

Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept joined Hill.TV's "Rising" on Wednesday and discussed the ongoing extradition efforts against Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeAi Weiwei stages silent protest against Assange extradition Psychiatrist says Assange told him he was hearing imaginary voices, music Assange extradition hearing delayed over coronavirus concerns MORE, the founder of Wikileaks.

Speaking with hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, Greenwald pointed to the treatment Assange has faced in U.K. custody following his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy as evidence that prosecutors were trying to destroy his physical and mental health.

"This extradition effort is likely to take years. So even if the U.S. doesn't win in the end, [the court] ultimately rules that the extradition is invalid, or the indictment is unwarranted, they're going to basically destroy him," Greenwald said.

"He's already been in an Ecuadorian embassy for seven years," Greenwald continued. "His health, mental and physical, are suffering greatly. He's in one of the highest-security prisons in the U.K., that's kept for terror suspects, serial murderers and rapists."

Watch part of Greenwald's interview above: