UK officials: We never detained WikiLeaks founder


It’s 1,934 days since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asked for asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London – now the UK has made a formal appeal against a UN judgement last month that found he is being “arbitrarily and unlawfully detained.” Officials responded to the “inaccurate” opinion of the UN Working Group, which was established via a 16-month investigation, that he should be released and compensated by saying: Julian Assange has never been arbitrarily detained by the UK, and is in fact voluntarily avoiding lawful arrest by choosing to remain in the Ecuadorean Embassy. The UK continues to have a legal obligation to extradite him…

This story continues at The Next Web

from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/03/24/uk-officials-we-never-detained-wikileaks-founder/

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