It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
BBC is reporting claim that UN has found for Assange We are waiting official confirmation
Assange: I will accept arrest by British police on Friday if UN rules against me.
originally posted by: weirdguy
a reply to: daaskapital
Are you kidding? He's facing very serious allegations that's why he's in hiding. They want to extradite him remember? Of course he hasn't been charged, he's avoiding that at all costs. The sexual assault thing is just the being, he's wanted else where too. There isn't too many countries who wouldn't extradite him hey!
Just because he thinks he's doing the right thing doesn't make it so. It looks as the arrest warrants stand and I'm glad.
originally posted by: gortex
The report isn't due for release until tomorrow so no there in no official confirmation but the BBC wouldn't run this story without being sure of its veracity.
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: gortex
The enigmatic conundrum is that had he left the embassy, he would undoubtedly have been detained (or assassinated) and transferred to the US to face trial (or had his body returned to his family for burial).
This is why I support his (Julian Assange) stance and motive to release evidence that the US government is a terrorist organization and has virtually gone rogue, he has (with Chelsea (Bradley) Mannings assistance) proven this outfit to be extremely dangerous and it seems that with every passing day, he is proven right.
Julian Assange will be arrested even if the United Nations rules he has been "arbitrarily detained" in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Downing Street has insisted.
The Wikileaks founder has said he will leave the embassy tomorrow if a UN panel investigating his case finds against him.
However, he says that if it finds in his favour, he will "expect the immediate return of my passport and the termination of further attempts to arrest me".
According to the BBC, the UN has found in Mr Assange's favour, but official confirmation is not expected until tomorrow.
Mr Assange claimed asylum in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies.
His application to the UN claimed he had been "deprived of his liberty in an arbitrary manner for an unacceptable length of time".
A spokesman for David Cameron said: "We appreciate the UN panel would not be legally binding, but there is a European Arrest Warrant in place, and should Mr Assange leave the embassy then we would put that into effect.
"He has never been detained in this country. He is avoiding lawful arrest by choosing to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy."
The Prime Minister will meet with his Swedish counterpart at the Syria donors conference in London this afternoon, when Mr Assange's case may be discussed.
I'm still on the fence about Assange--whether he's a hero or villain
He is a hero of truth and liberty. He is smart, obviously. He is intelligent. And man-hating laws are biased against men regarding rape. He apparently grabbed the woman's arm during sex in an aggressive way she didn't like, but that was the entire extent of the "assault". But then, she never made any claim she said "no" or "stop" Obviously "stop" would be been the thing to say to end the situation. She was upset he didn't want to use a condom. So, he then used a condom. I'm sorry but such a situation has zero place in court and if you think it does, I have no interest in living 1,000 miles near you or going 1,000 miles into your area, and neither does Julian.
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.
The Working Group considered that Mr. Assange has been subjected to different forms of deprivation of liberty: initial detention in Wandsworth prison which was followed by house arrest and his confinement at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Having concluded that there was a continuous deprivation of liberty, the Working Group also found that the detention was arbitrary because he was held in isolation during the first stage of detention and because of the lack of diligence by the Swedish Prosecutor in its investigations, which resulted in the lengthy detention of Mr. Assange. The Working Group found that this detention is in violation of Articles 9 and 10 of the UDHR and Articles 7, 9(1), 9(3), 9(4), 10 and 14 of the ICCPR, and falls within category III as defined in its Methods of Work
The Working Group also considered that the detention should be brought to an end and that Mr. Assange should be afforded the right to compensation.
Assange is not detained. He has detained himself. It's a bit of a joke really
the Working Group also found that the detention was arbitrary because he was held in isolation during the first stage of detention
We need to remember Assange is wanted for questioning of serious sexual assaults.
Assange has a case to answer for, and is hiding behind the skirts and tails of people who don't care about things like "women's rights" and "rape".
originally posted by: gortex
I even highlighted in in my post above but hey ho.
So the media say but dig deeper and you'll find they're not really serious , but let's just all believe what we're told.
originally posted by: paraphi
Love it when people act as apologists for sexual crimes. "It were not that bad", or "the women consented". A crime was alleged to have been committed. There are victims. There are laws. Assange cannot be exempt because he's a celebrity and some people (mainly men) think that some crimes are irrelevant. Assange needs to face his accusers and demostrate his innocence, or have his guilt demonstrated.