Julian Assange accepts arrest if he loses UN case

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange announces he will accept arrest if UN investigation rules against him will leave Ecuadorian embassy in London at noon on Friday

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a document containing leaked information at a news conference in London, February 27, 2012.

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Friday and accept arrest if a United Nations investigation into his case rules against him, he said in a statement he posted on the Wikileaks Twitter account on Thursday.

“I will accept arrest by British police on Friday if UN rules against me,” the message read.

In June 2012, Assange, 44, took refuge at Ecuador’s embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is now wanted for questioning over allegations that he committed rape in 2010. He rejected the accusations.

Assange expressed his concerns saying that he feared Sweden would extradite him to the United States and trial over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of classified US military and diplomatic documents in 2010.