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04 February 2016 - Julian Assange may surrender to UK police tomorrow

Publié par Marion Coste le 02/04/2016


Julian Assange may surrender on Friday

(The Sydney Morning Herald, 04/02/2016)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will hand himself over to authorities if the United Nations announces he has lost his case against arrest on Friday.
In a statement on the WikiLeaks Twitter feed, Assange said he would leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London at noon local time "to accept arrest by British police as there is no meaningful prospect of further appeal."
Assange, 44, has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years and has been granted political asylum by the Ecuador government.

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Investigation

Investigation into Julian Assange case nears conclusion
Alan Jones (The Irish Examiner, 03/02/2016)
The outcome of a UN investigation into the case of Julian Assange is set to be revealed and could rule that the WikiLeaks founder is being detained illegally.
Mr Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years and has been granted political asylum by the Ecuador government.
He is wanted for questioning in Sweden over one sex assault allegation, which he has always denied.
He believes he will be taken to the US to be quizzed over the activities of WikiLeaks if he goes to Sweden. There is an espionage case against him in the US.

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UN decision
UN committee due to report on legality of Assange's detention
Peggy Giakoumelos (SBS, 04/02/2016)
Mr Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years and has been granted political asylum by the Ecuador government.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange filed a complaint against Sweden and the UK in September 2014 to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention alleging that he has been unlawfully detained.
Mr Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years and has been granted political asylum by the Ecuador government.
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Key questions

Julian Assange's embassy showdown: what it means and what happens next
Paul Farrell (The Guardian, 04/02/2016)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will walk out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London if a United Nations panel rules against his claim that he is being illegally detained.
Assange’s rise to prominence and the decisions that led to his three-and-a-half years in the embassy have made legal history in courts around the world.
The circumstances that led to his time in the embassy are bound to his work as the founder of WikiLeaks and the publication of hundreds of thousands of US files that have revealed countless diplomatic, military and political scandals around the world.
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"04 February 2016 - Julian Assange may surrender to UK police tomorrow", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2016. Consulté le 14/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2016/04-february-2016-julian-assange-may-surrender-to-uk-police-tomorrow