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United Nations Rules in Favor of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

United Nations Rules in Favor of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

February 05, 2016Swati Khandelwal
VICTORY! As a result of the legal action against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by both British and Swedish Governments, he has been arbitrarily detained by the United Kingdom and Sweden since his arrest in London over five years ago. However, Assange filed a complaint against both the governments in September 2014 that has been considered by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. Last week, Assange gave a statement that if the ruling comes against him, then he will surrender himself to Britain . But, Victory! The decision is in favor of Assange. The UN group has ruled that the UK and Swedish authorities had illegally detained Assange in violation of their international human rights obligations. Julian Assange should be released immediately and allowed to leave the embassy as well as both the UK and Sweden should compensate him for his "deprivation of liberty", the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said in a statement
Wikileak's Julian Assange Could Be Set Free On Friday by United Nation

Wikileak's Julian Assange Could Be Set Free On Friday by United Nation

February 02, 2016Wang Wei
The decision of the United Nations investigation into the Julian Assange case is set to be revealed and could order the release of Wikileaks founder on February 5 . " BREAKING: UN set to announce decision on #Assange's release on Friday, "BREAKING: UN set to announce decision on #Assange's release on Friday," Wikileaks has tweeted . Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over 3 years, after being granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian government of the South American country. Assange has been residing in the embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition: First to Sweden where he is facing sexual assault allegations, which he has always denied. Ultimately to the United States where he could face cyber espionage charges for publishing classified US military and diplomat documents via his website Wikileaks. The leak of publishing secret documents has amounted to the largest information leak in United States history
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