Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BREAKING: Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by UK police if he loses his UN appeal tomorrow

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will agree to be arrested by British police on Friday if a UN investigation into his three years holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in central London does not rule that he is being illegally detained, reports The Guardian.

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is set to hand down a determination on Assange’s case on Friday morning.

In a statement issued by WikiLeaks on Twitter, Assange said: “Should the UN announce tomorrow that I have lost my case against the United Kingdom and Sweden, I shall exit the embassy at noon on Friday to accept arrest by British police as there is no meaningful prospect of further appeal.

“However, should I prevail and the state parties be found to have acted unlawfully, I expect the immediate return of my passport and the termination of further attempts to arrest me.”

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