News UN panel 'rules in Julian Assange's favour'

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  1. A UN panel has ruled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained", the BBC understands.

    Mr Assange took refuge in London's Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies.

    He earlier tweeted he would accept arrest if the panel ruled against him, but called for the arrest warrant to be dropped if the decision went his way.

    The Met Police said he will still be held if he does leave the embassy.

    A warrant for his arrest remains in place.

    UN panel 'rules in Julian Assange's favour' - BBC News
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