Julian Assange - Should be set free, says the UN.

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UN panel 'rules in Julian Assange's favour'


A UN panel has ruled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been "unlawfully detained", the BBC understands.
Mr Assange claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies.


The Met Police said he will still be held if he does leave the embassy.

He earlier tweeted he would accept arrest if the panel ruled against him, but called for his arrest warrant to be dropped if the decision went his way.


A warrant for his arrest remains in place.

In 2014, Mr Assange complained to the UN that he was being "arbitrarily detained" as he could not leave the embassy without being arrested.

The UN's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is due to announce the findings of its investigation into the case on Friday.

Its panel of legal experts has taken evidence from the UK and Sweden.

While the BBC understands the panel will find in Mr Assange's favour, Wikileaks tweeted it was waiting for "official confirmation".


The panel decisions is not legally binding on the UK or Sweden, Clive Coleman, BBC legal affairs correspondent said.

Mr Assange will argue the decision is significant and adds considerable legal and moral force to the argument he is being arbitrarily detained, he said. But our correspondent added the UK government is likely to argue that Mr Assange's detention is "self-imposed and follows an entirely lawful process".

The UK Foreign Office has said it still had an obligation to extradite Mr Assange.
 
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The UN panel will publish the reasons for its decision tomorrow. However the fact it is thought they are going to find Assange is being arbitrarily detained suggests they have listened to the British arguments to the contrary and dismissed them.

If nothing else it will be embarrassing for the UK to arrest Assange now and so flout a UN legal finding. It makes it difficult to insist others abide by UN decisions when you don't do so yourself.
 

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The UN panel will publish the reasons for its decision tomorrow. However the fact it is thought they are going to find Assange is being arbitrarily detained suggests they have listened to the British arguments to the contrary and dismissed them.

If nothing else it will be embarrassing for the UK to arrest Assange now and so flout a UN legal finding. It makes it difficult to insist others abide by UN decisions when you don't do so yourself.
I'm sure the U.N. is all for freeing him, so the CIA and MI6 can get at him all the more easily.
 
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Given their laissez-faire approach to their own troops - it comes as no surprise
that the UN clowns are not arsed about sexual assault charges....:rolleyes:
 

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Given their laissez-faire approach to their own troops - it comes as no surprise
that the UN clowns are not arsed about sexual assault charges....:rolleyes:

You mean British soldiers raping and sodomizing each other?

Two Pirbright Barracks soldiers 'forced to rape each other as part of initiation' | Daily Mail Online

Or do you mean British soldiers raping and murdering the women and children of occupied countries?

Did British Soldiers Carry Out Summary Executions and Rape Civilians in Iraq? | VICE News

British troops gang raped Masai women

Did Allied troops rape 285,000 German women? | Daily Mail Online
 

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The UN like amnesty international are a discredited organisation, it's soldiers have been involved in child prostitution, women trafficking etc etc.
They should have zero say in any world or country issue, for even a minor issue such as naming a stord their suggestion should be greeted with scorn and ridicule.
 
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The UN like amnesty international are a discredited organisation, it's soldiers have been involved in child prostitution, women trafficking etc etc.
They should have zero say in any world or country issue, even a minor issue such as naming a storm their suggestion should greeted with scorn and ridicule.

Oh I agree a chara. Look what these vermin gave political cover for in Libya in 2011.
 
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Given their laissez-faire approach to their own troops - it comes as no surprise
that the UN clowns are not arsed about sexual assault charges....:rolleyes:
There was no sexual assault. It was all a honey trap
Anna Ardin was a CIA asset. An anti castro activist.

Assange Besieged
 
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