The following is an excerpt from rt.com | February 6, 2016 |
WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange says the governments of Sweden and the UK are contributing to human rights abuses by continuing to deprive him of freedom, one year after the UN found he was being “arbitrarily detained” in London.
Assange, a co-founder of the whistleblowing website, has been living within the confines of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012.
In February 2016, a United Nations panel found that Sweden and the UK had been involved in “arbitrarily” detaining Assange since his initial arrest in 2010.
It called for an end to his detention and to “afford him the right to compensation.”
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