UK: Judge upholds Assange’s continued unlawful detention

Source: The Hill

“A British judge on Tuesday rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s plea for British authorities to drop legal action against him for jumping his bail in 2012. Reuters reported that Judge Emma Arbuthnot refused to drop a years-old arrest warrant on Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for 5 1/2 years. … The ruling was the latest hit to Assange’s effort to leave the embassy he has inhabited for years. The Ecuadorian government granted the WikiLeaks founder citizenship last month and requested that British authorities grant him diplomatic status to allow him to leave the country. That request was rejected.” (02/13/18)

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