U.N.High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein, speaks to media as he leaves a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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The U.N. human rights chief said on a visit to Sri Lanka Tuesday that Britain and Sweden should accept the findings of one of his panels that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been arbitrarily detained.Britain and Sweden angrily rejected the panel's recommendations that Assange be allowed to walk free from Ecuador's London embassy, where he sought refuge in 2012 and be offered compensation.Speaking in Colombo, Zeid Raad Al Hussein said the Working Group, although not a court, based its decision on binding international law and that Britain and Sweden should therefore abide by its findings.Britain and Sweden sharply condemned the panel's findings and said they would change nothing.
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