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WikiLeaks' Assange detained arbitrarily, says UN panel

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IN EXILE: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (in a 2014 Reuters photo) has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012.

Geneva

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange should be allowed to go free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and awarded compensation for what amounts to a three-and-a-half-year detention, a United Nations (UN) panel ruled on Friday.

Mr Assange, a computer hacker who enraged the US

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