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Newsline: British PM urges Assange to end ‘sorry saga’ in Ecuadoran embassy

Julian Assange should leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London and bring to an end the “whole sorry saga”, British Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament on Wednesday. WikiLeaks founder Assange faces a rape allegation in Sweden but has been inside Quito’s mission for more than three and a half years in a bid to avoid extradition. A United Nations panel last week found the anti-secrecy campaigner had been arbitrarily detained by Britain and Sweden. “I think this was a ridiculous decision,” Cameron said in the lower House of Commons. “You’ve got a man here with an outstanding allegation of rape against him. “He barricaded himself into the Ecuadoran embassy and yet claims he was arbitrarily detained. The only person who detained himself — was himself. “And so what he should do is come out of that embassy and face the arrest warrant that is against him.” He stressed that the allegation against Assange was in Sweden, “a country with a fair reputation for justice”. “He should bring to the end this whole sorry saga.”



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