UN rules that Assange was arbitrarily detained for more than 5 years

Julian Assange
On Friday, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) said that WikiLeaks founder Assange had been arbitrarily detained in London by Sweden and the UK since his arrest in December 2010. An expert panel at the WGAD called on Swedish and British authorities to end Assange’s deprivation of liberty, respect his physical integrity and freedom of movement, and afford him the right to compensation. The panel found that the detention was arbitrary because Assange was initially held in isolation at Wandsworth Prison, and because a lack of diligence by the Swedish Prosecutor’s Office in its investigations resulted in his lengthy loss…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/02/05/un-rules-that-assange-was-arbitrarily-detained-for-more-than-5-years/

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