Over 60 professors, four Nobel Prize winners, demand Sweden to respect the UN ruling on Assange’s freedom

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SWEDHR -Over 60 pofessors, Nobel Prize laureates, Pulitwer Prize winner, demand Assange's freedom

Before the 31st United Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, 500 human rights organizations, law professors, former UN office holders, and high-profile rights defenders including four Nobel Peace Prize laureats and a Pulitzer Prize winner, have urged the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom to respect the United Nations’ decision to free Julian Assange. The statement was delivered to the Swedish and UK Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva.

The document delivered to the Swedish and UK representatives stated:

“We the undersigned, including legal and human rights organisations, academics, and policymakers condemn the reactions of the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom to the finding by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Julian Assange is arbitrarily detained.

The governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom are setting a dangerous precedent that undermines the United Nations Human Rights system as a whole. We…

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