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BBC: UN Commission ruled in favor of Julian Assange

The UN working group considering a statement by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that his stay in Ecuador Embassy in London should be considered «arbitrary arrest», accepted the claim of Assange to the United Kingdom and Sweden-founded, reports the BBC.

Earlier on Thursday, Assange, 2012 hiding from the authorities in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, said he was ready Sunday, February 5, to leave the Embassy and surrender to police, if the UN Commission will decide on the legality of the actions of the British authorities.

After it became known about the decision of the UN Commission, the British foreign office said that, because at home still, Assange is accused of sex crimes, the UK is obliged to comply with the request of Sweden to extradite Assange.

The representative of the head of the British government said that UK police arrest Assange if he leaves the Embassy of Ecuador.

Assange is accused in his homeland in Sweden of sexual offences. Since 2012, Assange has not left the territory of the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid extradition to Sweden. Assange denies all the accusations against him, fears that Sweden will hand him over to the US, where also accused of publishing the many secret government and military documents, has become one of the largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history to Edward Snowden.




BBC: UN Commission ruled in favor of Julian Assange 04.02.2016

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