UN panel rules in Julian Assange's favour

A UN panel has ruled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been 'unlawfully detained'

Baku. 4 February. REPORT.AZ/ Mr Assange claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies, Report informs referring to the BBC.

The Met Police said he will still be held if he does leave the embassy.

He earlier tweeted he would accept arrest if the panel ruled against him, but called for his arrest warrant to be dropped if the decision went his way.

A warrant for his arrest remains in place.

n 2014, Mr Assange complained to the UN that he was being "arbitrarily detained" as he could not leave the embassy without being arrested.

The UN's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is due to announce the findings of its investigation into the case on Friday.

Its panel of legal experts has taken evidence from the UK and Sweden.

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