The United Nations has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was ‘arbitrarily detained’ in the UK, Mr Assange has been held up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK since 2012.
Julian Assange complained to the United Nations Working Group in 2014 and now he is looking to get his passport returned by the authorities and also has asked the further attempts to arrest him are stopped.
The Working Group therefore requested Sweden and the United Kingdom to assess the situation of Mr. Assange to ensure his safety and physical integrity, to facilitate the exercise of his right to freedom of movement in an expedient manner, and to ensure the full enjoyment of his rights guaranteed by the international norms on detention. The Working Group also considered that the detention should be brought to an end and that Mr. Assange should be afforded the right to compensation.
Mr Assange is expected to leave the embassy at 12PM today, he could be arrested if he does as the UK authorities have already said that they have a legal obligation to arrest him due to a European arrest warrant.
It will be interesting to see what happens later today, if he does leave the embassy then he could be arrested and would then have to go to court to stop his deportation to Sweden.
Source GizmodoFiled Under: Technology News