A United Nations panel this week officially concluded that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” and should be allowed to walk free.

Assange has been living in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy for more than three years to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations, which he has consistently denied and for which he has never been charged. If Sweden extradited him to the United States, he could face trial for WikiLeaks’ revelations. This video from Democracy Now explores the reaction to the U.N. decision from Assange and his attorney, Melinda Taylor, and includes an interview with Mads Andenæs, U.N. special rapporteur on arbitrary detention.

–Posted by Roisin Davis