UN set to announce decision on Assange’s release on Friday

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https://www.rt.com/news/330981-assange-release-un-announce/

The UN is set to announce whether it will order the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, the whistleblower site has tweeted.

Assange submitted a complaint against Sweden and the United Kingdom to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in September 2014.

The WikiLeaks founder has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over three years, after being granted asylum by the South American country.

He remains holed up in the embassy to avoid possible extradition to Sweden, where he faces an allegation of rape.

Assange was previously accused of sexual assault and unlawful coercion in Sweden. However, in August 2015, Swedish prosecutors dropped the two allegations, as the five-year statute of limitations had expired. The more serious rape allegation expires only after 10 years, meaning it would be dropped in 2020.

From Sweden, the WikiLeaks founder fears he would be extradited to the US for publishing classified US military and diplomat documents in 2010 – a move which amounted to the largest information leak in United States history.

Following the leak, the US launched a criminal case with the intention of prosecuting Assange.

Founded in 2006, WikiLeaks has been at the forefront of publishing information which shed light on various government abuses and overreach, including documents about the US military conduct in Iraq and Afghanistan, portions of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, and documents the CIA director kept on his personal email account.

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i think this is important..and not because its assange..just imagine it was a nobody..read this sentence:

“The UN is set to announce whether it will order the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, the whistleblower site has tweeted.”

how does the UN order the release of anyone from a sovereign nation?

the new normal?

have the countries involved signed treaties or laws via the UN that actually make this permissible?..if so..did they tell their constituents in layman’s terms what they were doing when they signed on?

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~ by seeker401 on February 4, 2016.

6 Responses to “UN set to announce decision on Assange’s release on Friday”

  1. Julian Assange is being ‘arbitrarily held’, UN panel to say

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35490910

    A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained” in the UK, the Swedish foreign ministry has said.
    Mr Assange, 44, claimed asylum in London’s Ecuadorean embassy in 2012. He wants to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies.
    The Met Police says Mr Assange will be arrested if he leaves the embassy.
    Swedish prosecutors said the UN panel’s decision would have “no formal impact” on its ongoing investigation.
    Mr Assange earlier said his passport should be returned and his arrest warrant dropped if the UN panel, due to deliver its findings on Friday, ruled in his favour.
    The Australian was originally arrested in London in 2010 under a European Arrest Warrant issued by Sweden over rape and sexual assault claims.
    In 2012, while on bail, he claimed asylum inside the Ecuadorean embassy in Knightsbridge after the UK Supreme Court had ruled the extradition against him could go ahead.
    Swedish prosecutors dropped two sex assault claims against Mr Assange last year. However, he still faces the more serious accusation of rape.

  2. He is still CIA’s man . Yeah who died and gave the UN judicial power… is this a try out for the TPPA new “courts of law”.
    UN creating the appearance of a law enforcer law maker.All its peacekeepers are out raping so this is a difficult spin for them.

  3. https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/02/assange-a-fundamental-vindication/

    • Julian Assange has never been charged with any offence. His detention has been unlawful since his very first arrest in the United Kingdom in 2010. There has never been any genuine attempt by the Swedish authorities to investigate the allegations against him. Those are the findings of the United Nations.

      The UK and Swedish governments both participated fully, and at great expense to their taxpayers, in this UN process which is a mechanism that both recognise. States including Iran, Burma and Russia have released prisoners following determination by this UN panel, which consists not of politicians or diplomats but of some of the world’s most respected lawyers, who are not representing their national governments.

      Countries who have ignored rulings by this UN panel are rare. No democracy has ever done so. Recent examples are Egypt and Uzbekistan. The UK is putting itself in pretty company.

      It would be an act of extraordinary dereliction by the UK and Swedish governments to accept the authority of the tribunal, participate fully in the process, and then refuse to accept the outcome.

      • UK & Sweden – the doyen of the “free” world – especially the swedes – if only they are as rigorous prosecuting the thousands of rape cases in Stockholm, Malmo & Gothenburg by recent “visitors”.. xxxxing swedes (the hammerhead of NAT0)

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