Home / Channel / Government rejects UN Assange ruling, will still try to arrest him

Government rejects UN Assange ruling, will still try to arrest him

Despite an UN ruling that declared Assange's confinement to the Ecuadorian embassy in London “arbitrary detention,” the British government has said it still plans to arrest the Swedish national if it can get its hands on him. It rejects the ruling and has said that it changes nothing, according to the UK's foreign office.

“Julian Assange has never been arbitrarily detained by the UK. The opinion of the UN Working Group ignores the facts, and the well-recognised protections of the British legal system,” it said in a statement, rejecting the idea of “political asylum,” ouright according to Ars.

“He is, in fact, voluntarily avoiding lawful arrest by choosing to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy. An allegation of rape is still outstanding and a European Arrest Warrant in place, so the UK continues to have a legal obligation to extradite him to Sweden.”

Although Assange is still wanted by British authorities for extradition to Sweden where he faces a rape charge, the UN panel urged the UK government to let him walk free. It suggested that forcing him to seek sanctuary in the embassy and preventing him from leaving – even for a hospital visit – without fear of arrest, was tantamount to arbitrary imprisonment.

It even went so far as to suggest that he should be given compensation because of it.


Source: Wikimedia

Initially arrested in 2010 following a visit to Sweden where the alleged crime(s) occurred, Assange sought sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 where he remained ever since. During that time, while governments in the UK and U.S. have criticised his actions and continued to keep him under surveillance, he's received plenty of support from others.

Deputy leader of the Pirate Party UK, David Elston said in a statement:

“Julian Assange has spent over three years in the Ecuadorian embassy in conditions that the United Nations says amount to unlawful detention. Staying in the embassy is harmful to his health and he cannot access adequate medical treatment. He is subject to constant surveillance. The Swedish prosecutor continues to decline the invitation to interview Assange in the embassy.

“It's time for the UK government to heed the UN's findings, break the deadlock and uphold international law. Give Assange his passport and safe passage to Ecuador and draw this chapter to a close,” he said.

Discuss on our Facebook page, HERE.

KitGuru Says: Although the UN ruling has no teeth to force any action on the Assange case, it is a bizarre one. What do you think the police should do in this case?


Become a Patron!

Check Also

EKWB Whistleblower Dan Henderson speaks to KitGuru

Following on from our recent interview with EKWB's CEO, Leo is now getting the other side of the story, straight from Dan Henderson himself, the one who initially acted as the 'whistleblower' for EKWB's internal issues.


  1. the Police ?
    They have no saying in this…
    so they do what they suppose to do… stand there and look silly… ( since they have too )
    it´s a waste of money, it´s a shame… it is very bad handle by all authority´s…
    And the Swedish prosecutor should resign… since here pride clouded her judgment.
    ( and did what she wanted instead of what she needed to do.. in the first place…
    aka. travel´d to England and interrogated him, and then decided what to do next..
    instead of waste money both there and in Sweden…. as the silly Cow she is… ! )

    – this is what happens when politics and “big planes” is in motion, instead of common sense and plain law.

  2. ❝my friend’s mate Is getting 98$. HOURLY. on the internet❞….A few days ago new McLaren F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a day ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn More right Here:357➤➤➤➤➤ http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsWork/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦.❦❦❦❦:::::::357…

  3. Let him walk, they have no right to arrest him like this. These rape charges hold no water, and act as a way for him to get to the US, be executed, and the EU to stupidly think that this will some how get them huge $$$ from the US.

    You don’t want to be-friend the US!

    He has done more for the transparency of government and freedom of speech than any capitalist government in the world.

    Now excuse me, I’m sure that one of Mr. Cameron’s cronies are on the way to kill me for saying this.