Julian Assange agrees to be arrested if UN decision goes against him

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By David G Silvers. – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dgcomsoc/14770416197/

Julian Assange, who founded Wikileaks, has said that he will accept arrest if a UN decision goes against him this week. He is currently fighting extradition to Sweden following allegations made against him of sexual assault.

Assange has been residing at the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 where UK police are unable to arrest him. The police put a permanent guard outside the embassy for three years until the expense was seen as too high to continue.

The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will make a decision this week on the case. Assange said on Twitter:

“I will accept arrest by British police if UN rules against me”.