WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to Surrender if UN Denies Appeal

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Founder Will Accept
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will surrender to British authorities on Friday if the UN rules against him.

In a statement on the WikiLeaks Twitter feed, Assange said he would “accept arrest” and leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he’s lived since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he currently faces charges of sexual assault.

“Should the UN announce tomorrow that I have lost my case against the United Kingdom and Sweden, I shall exit the embassy at noon on Friday to accept arrest by British police, as there is no meaningful prospect of further appeal,” he said.

“However, should I prevail and the state parties be found to have acted unlawfully, I expect the immediate return of my passport and the termination of further attempts to arrest me.”

Assange and his supporters believe the rape allegations are an attempt to extradite him to the United States, where he could face charges from WikiLeaks’ publication of military and diplomatic documents, one of the largest in history.

The controversial WikiLeaks founder and his team recently made an appeal to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD), saying he “has been deprived of fundamental liberties against his will.”

“This situation does not only affect him, but also his young children who are being denied the protection and affection of their father. The situation is in urgent need of a remedy. WGAD has both the power and the duty to grant it.”

During his asylum in London, Assange has been the subject of two high-profile films in Hollywood: “The Fifth Estate,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and award-winning documaker Alex Gibney’s “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks.”

Last year, WikiLeaks was back in the spotlight after posting a searchable, permanent library of Sony’s hacked e-mail documents following North Korea’s cyberattack of the studio.

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  1. fsdfsdfsdf says:

    Transient ischemic Attack or TIA are the three letterts that learning about can sazve your life.

  2. Newdivide1701 says:

    Edward Snowden, patriot, passed long information about illegal monitoring by secret services. And the US wants him back for that. Tough.

    Julian Assange, (explicit), is accused of rape. A big difference between stealing secrets to expose criminal activities within the government and running from authorities due to a rape charge.

    Innocent men do run, innocent men do lie, innocent men do have something to hide. But I don’t think he’s innocent.

    He seems to think he’s untouchable, saying that it’s up to him how things should go by his standards. Excuse me if I’m not buying into that megalomania. Especially since he thinks that he’s untouchable. NO ONE is untouchable,but he wants to show that illusion.

    He’s just the opposite side of the CIA coin.

  3. Oscar says:

    Julian Assange & WikiLeaks are the only hope this society has. They changed the game in ways no one thought possible. He did a service to every American and they should stop punishing him for publishing facts.

    • Newdivide1701 says:

      Yes, he did a great service to the Taliban and ISIS for passing along information to them.

      • Newdivide1701 says:

        That was then, this is now, Ben. It’s Wikileaks, meaning they can post whatever they want, including those who wish to pass along information that they think the public “needs to know”. And believe it or not, ISIS does have access to Wikileaks. Therefore, what information can they get from the US and anyone else out to exterminate them?

        Information is ammunition, but can we ensure that Wikileaks is passing along the right information to the right people?

        The correct answer is NO.

        Never let an enemy know what you know.

      • Ben says:

        Newdivide1701, check your head: The Taliban and ISIS are the product of a misguided, stupid US foreign policy. If the US didn’t finish Hussein for no reason (“Weapons of Mass Bullsh*t”) there would have been no chance for ISIS to gain power. Even now: If the US would like to do something, they could finish ISIS quickly, but they don’t want to. WikiLeaks has nothing to do with this sh*t you brainwashed redneck.

  4. IT--two--IT says:

    – – -this INTEL RUN psy op.

    Played by the actor Julian SANDS according to the bio-metric ‘findings’ of Well Aware 1.

    He and the –other– INTEL RUN psy ops —Bradley MANNING and Ed ‘SNOWED–IN’.

  5. Hollywood Mark says:

    Brits will extradite him here faster than the flight of the Concord. Hope he reconsiders.

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