The Wikileaks founder is awaiting extradition hearings scheduled for February 7-8 on the sexual abuse charges made by two Swedish women. Assange denies the allegations and says the case is politically motivated. He and his supporters fear that he may be extradited from Sweden to the United States, where he could face espionage charges.
The United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union means that the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) against founder and editor-in-chief of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks Julian Assange should be scrapped, the website said Friday.
The Swedish Prosecution Authority cannot confirm reports about an alleged probe launched into prosecutor Marianne Ny over her handling of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange' case.
Julian Assange said WikiLeaks was planning to publish more emails of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been residing since 2012, by the end of 2016, lawyer Baltasar Garzon said.
NGOs at the United Nations Human Rights Council have hit out at the UK for making "offensive remarks" and setting a "dangerous precedent" by refusing to take the advice from a UN working group which ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being "arbitrarily detained."
More than 500 of the world's leading human rights experts, Nobel Prize winners and academics have accused the UK and Sweden of undermining the UN's human rights system and have urged the countries to ensure the right of freedom of movement of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The United Kingdom’s defiance of and dismissive remarks about a UN working group’s ruling that said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be set free dilutes the authority of international law, the former head of the UN body told British media Wednesday.
Lawyers in Sweden have made a formal request to a Swedish court for the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be overturned.
The UK and Sweden must "set a good example to the rest of the world" and accept the recommendations by a UN Working Group that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained.
The UN ruling saying Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained puts both British and Swedish governments in an “embarrassing” position and will have an undeniable impact on decisions made by the courts around the world in the future, Edward Snowden's legal representative Robert Tibbo said in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
Julian Assange has requested that Sweden, Britain and the US respect a UN ruling established that he has been arbitrarily detained, and should be freed and given compensation.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuadorian Embassy on Friday, according to his friend.
The United Kingdom and Sweden must follow United Nations decisions and directions if they expect this from other countries, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer Thomas Olson told Sputnik on Friday.
The investigation into the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be affected by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) ruling, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Thursday.
WikiLeaks officials have told Sputnik that all countries involved in Julian Assange’s legal status should respect the authority of the UN, following reports that a UN panel has ruled that the WikiLeaks founder’s stay in London’s Ecuadorian embassy amounts to "unlawful detention".
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) refused to confirm media reports on Thursday that it had found WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention illegal.
A UN working panel has decided in Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange’s favor, BBC reported Thursday.
Ecuador and Sweden have sealed an agreement on legal assistance in criminal affairs, which noticeably facilitates the interrogation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
Public discontent with the permanent police presence outside the Ecuadorian embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been taking refuge, was a factor in the decision by UK police to withdraw guards, London Metropolitan Police chief said Wednesday.
The UK Foreign Office summoned the Ecuadorean ambassador on Monday to express dissatisfaction with the country's embassy in London providing asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the ministry said in a statement.
Julian Assange's case does not have official charges, therefore it will not go to court, the WikiLeaks founder's chief lawyer told Sputnik.