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Wikileaks' Assange wins U.N. ruling on 'arbitrary detention'

February 4 2016, 16:13

Image 0A United Nations panel has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained", the BBC reported on Thursday.

No comment was immediately available from the United Nations in Geneva, where the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has been considering a request by Assange for a ruling.

Earlier Julian Assange said that he would agree to be arrested by British police on Friday if an investigation by a UN panel into the legality of the WikiLeaks founder's three-and-a-half-year stay at the Ecuadorian embassy in London did not rule in his favour.

Assange, 44, is wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape in 2010, which he denies. He took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in June 2012 to avoid extradition.

Source: reuters

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