Wikileaks Publisher, Julian Assange, Agrees To Accept Arrest If UN Finds Him Guilty

Posted: Feb 4 2016, 5:14am CST | by , in News | Latest Political News

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange
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Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, reveals in a Twitter post that he will surrender himself to arrest if the UK panel investigating the case brought against him finds him guilty of the charge of sexual assault allegedly committed in 2010 in Sweden - the Independent reports.

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012 where he was granted political asylum, and where the British Metropolitan Police cannot arrest him.

Forty-four-year-old Assange fears he will be extradited to Sweden to face the spurious charge of sexual assault if arrested; and that the Swedish authorities would also extradite him to the US where he would surely be tried for publishing thousands of top-secret diplomatic and military documents that continue to embarrass the US government.

Assange in 2014 issued a complaint against the UK and Sweden to the UN, charging that being detained or restricted to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is an arbitrary action, and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is currently assessing the merits of Assange’s complaints – which will be disclosed on Friday.

“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,” Assange wrote, adding that “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.”

Sweden had ordered his arrest and extradition in 2010 to answer questions on charge of sexual assault, but he sought asylum with the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 and refused to be arrested or surrender for over 3 years now. The Met Police warned they would make every effort to arrest him if he ever leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

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