UN panel calls for Julian Assange's freedom and right to compensation

A UN panel has ruled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in December 2010 due to the legal action taken against him by both nation's governments.

The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called on the Swedish and British authorities to end Mr Assange’s "deprivation of liberty, respect his physical integrity and freedom of movement, and afford him the right to compensation".

Here is their statement in full: