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A UN panel considering the alleged "unlawful detention" of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has ruled in his favour, the BBC understands.
He took refuge in London's Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault claims.
In 2014 he complained to the panel he was being "arbitrarily detained" as he could not leave without being arrested.
The Met Police said he will still be held if he does leave the embassy. A warrant for his arrest remains in place...
[The panel] does not have any formal influence over the British and Swedish authorities and the UK Foreign Office said it still had an obligation to extradite Mr Assange.
1. Determined by chance, whim, or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle: stopped at the first motel we passed, an arbitrary choice.
2. Based on or subject to individual judgment or preference: The diet imposes overall calorie limits, but daily menus are arbitrary.
3. Law Relating to a decision made by a court or legislature that lacks a grounding in law or fact: an arbitrary penalty.
4. Not limited by law; despotic: the arbitrary rule of a dictator.
originally posted by: Ghost147
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: gortex
Read the fine print of the story, and you will see that the U.N. panel has no legal power to enforce its ruling.
The authorities say that the warrant remains in place.
Why does the UN even exist anyways? To send angry letters?
originally posted by: weirdguy
Asshat...err I mean Assange is just a tool whom has dug a 6ft hole for himself.
He's avoiding capture because he is a wanted man internationally.
He's avoiding sexual assault charges at the very least.
I can't stand the guy, he ain't a hero of truth and liberty or whatever he claims to be.
Just an idiot who's in way over his head lol.
This is just farcical.
As such, no detention has taken place so there is no feasible (or logical) explanation to rule that he has been unlawfully detained.