Lawyers for Julian Assange have asked a Swedish court to overturn an arrest warrant for the Wikileaks founder following a ruling by a UN panel that his stay in Ecuador’s London embassy amounts to arbitrary detention.
Assange, 44, took refuge at the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations, which he denies, that he committed rape in 2010.
Once again the biggest threat to the UN is itself.
Assange voluntarily entered the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face rape charges. He can leave the embassy at any time, so long as he is willing to defend himself against the charges.
Trying to escape the criminal justice system of Sweden for rape allegations does not make you a political prisoner.