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Aussie WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds

In a public statement, the expert panel called on the Swedish and British authorities to end Julian Assange’s deprivation of liberty, respect his physical integrity and freedom of movement, and afford him the right to compensation.

Mr. Assange, detained first in prison then under house arrest, took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 after losing his appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court against extradition to Sweden, where a judicial investigation was initiated against him in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct. However, he was not formally charged.

“The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention considers that the various forms of deprivation of liberty to which Julian Assange has been subjected constitute a form of arbitrary detention,” said Seong-Phil Hong, who currently heads the expert panel.

“The Working Group maintains that the arbitrary detention of Mr. Assange should be brought to an end, that his physical integrity and freedom of movement be respected, and that he should be entitled to an enforceable right to compensation,” Mr. Hong added.

In its official Opinion, the Working Group considered that Mr. Assange had been subjected to different forms of deprivation of liberty: initial detention in Wandsworth Prison in London, followed by house arrest and then confinement at the Ecuadorean Embassy.

According to a press release issued by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the experts also found that the detention was arbitrary because Mr. Assange was held in isolation at Wandsworth Prison, and because a lack of diligence by the Swedish Prosecutor’s Office in its investigations resulted in his lengthy loss of liberty.

The Working Group further established that this detention violates two articles of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and six articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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The Swedish government has attempted to extradite Julian Assange from London supposedly for an alleged rape for which he was never even charged, even when he previously resided in Sweden.

The same Swedish government has, by imposing high immigration of males from North Africa, the Middle East and North Africa upon Central Asia, brought about circumstances, where large numbers of Swedish girls, like their sisters in Germany and Denmark, have endured sexual harrasment and rape:

Officials: Europe is Not a Raped Woman, 'She Deserved It' (1/2/16) | New Eastern Outlook

It seems to me that we are beginning to live in a world in which reality is overtaking fiction. Who could have imagined a year ago that in the streets of European cities such as Cologne helpless, European women will be violated in ‘broad daylight’? Well, maybe it was still possible to imagine, but that they would be raped by a group of immigrants from countries located thousands of kilometres from Germany?

At this point, public opinion is shocked by the violence of Cologne, however, this is not an isolated event. The difference between Cologne and other places lies in the fact that in this case what happened just entered public awareness. Things like this happen a lot. I cite here just a few examples.

The doctor told me 'do it'

In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, a German policeman said that the type of events like Cologne were previously recorded in Bavaria. 'In the past few months, only once it happened that the offences were committed by a German. The rest of the cases involved asylum seekers'. The Swedish media report that the bulk of cases of sexual harassment of women occurred during one of last year’s youth festivals in Stockholm. Police data shows that at least 150 girls were sexually attacked – in just a few days of the festival – including 11-12 year-old children (data based only on declarations). The perpetrators are alleged to have been a group of approx. 200 young men who came to Sweden from Afghanistan.

In Finland, in turn, 120 complaints regarding assaults on women have been recorded. So far, the police were able to identify 16 people. Most of these people come from "north Africa".

Denmark is the next country on the list. Local government politicians say that in three Danish cities have seen sexual harassment of women by immigrants from asylum seeker centres. This applies to the town of Thisted. Similarly, in Sonderborg, there were numerous cases of touching women in public places without their consent. The perpetrators were immigrants from local centres.


Stockholm police were warned not to give descriptions of the perpetrators lest they were accused of being "racist". In Sweden, similar attacks to those on New Years Eve in Cologne in Germany have been taking place for more than a year and the authorities are still playing catch up. Ironically, Sweden prides itself on its sexual equality and has even pioneered a feminist foreign policy. Sweden’s largest tabloid, argued that it was racist to point out that the perpetrators in Cologne had been described as North African or Arab, since German men had carried out sexual assaults during Bavaria’s Oktober-fest. No country is crime-free, or immune from rapes. However, 5,000 incidents have been kept secret, including 559 cases of violence, 194 assaults, two terror threats and four rapes in Sweden! The crime of "racism" is apparently more severe and a threat to peace than the sexual attacks, and assaults? Any information pertaining to the behavior of “refugees” be censored. Details of the molestation of women by Muslim migrants at a music concert in Stockholm last summer being kept under wraps so as to “avoid an anti-immigrant backlash”. Better to risk internal security, apparently, and ignore the violence to women than be guilty of the horrendous crime of being "anti-immigration"?

Julian Assange got so such censorship, or protection, and his identity was exposed to all the world. He was a political "refugee", but he wasn't given the privilege of anonymity to what was really gossip, and being trapped by two malicious women. He's White! Assange was in Sweden in 2010 speaking about the role of media in wars. He had consensual sex with two women, known to each other. Assange applied for a residence permit to live and work in Sweden. He hoped to create a base for Wikileaks there, because of the country's laws protecting whistle-blowers. Both women reportedly say that what started as consensual sex became non-consensual. Somehow, in hindsight, the sex morphed into "rape"?

Swedish police issued an international arrest warrant for Mr Assange via Interpol. The hoards go on the rampage of crimes, and rapes, but there's great interest in Assange's trumped up "rape" charges. Amazing how crimes can be manufactured not according to their validity, severity and evidence, but according to political agendas - and the convenience of the "crime" to harass and hunt-down a whistle-blower.

Thank you, anon, for giving more specific details about the two women who set up Julian Assange. I would be interested to hear if those two women have anything to say about the sexual molestation and rape endured recently by Swedish, Danish and German women as a result of their governments' decisions to suddenly allow in huge influxes of unaccompanied male supposed refugees?

The following is a comment posted to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Claims Full Vindication with UN Ruling (6/2/15) | Top Tech News:

It is patently obvious that the Swedish rogue state is no more interested in justice for the women it claims were raped by Julian Assange years ago than they were in achieving justice for those Swedish women who were recently sexually harassed and raped my male supposed refugees from North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia ( see Europe is not a raped woman – she deserved it (1/2/16) | New Eastern Outlook).

The Swedish rogue state could have presented whatever evidence they had against Assange at a trial in Britain years ago or have given Assange a guarantee that he would not be extradited to the United States should he have gone to Sweden to face trial, but they did neither.

Clearly the Swedish government is not interested in a fair trial and achieving justice. The Sw3edish rogue state in collusion with the United States' government to keep the global public from learning, in future from other whistleblowers, of further crimes like Abu Ghraib and "Collateral Murder" (see video (17:46 min) embedded here at UN rules: "Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN expert panel finds" (6/2/16)).