Earlier in the day, the BBC reported that OHCHR’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention panel had decided in Assange’s favor that detaining him is illegal, meaning that the United Kingdom and Sweden would immediately have to release him and pay compensation.
"The working group is going to issue a statement tomorrow, at 11 AM Geneva time… Before that, there will be no comments, no confirmation," the OHCHR press center told Sputnik.
#Assange: We will release the opinion of UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions on Feb 5, 11am CET. We cannot confirm other info today.— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) February 4, 2016
On September 12, 2014, Assange submitted a complaint against London and Stockholm to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD).