UN Office for Human Rights: Assange must receive a fair trial

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The UN Office of Human Rights on Friday urged judicial authorities to provide a fair trial for Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, currently in custody in Britain, whom the United States wants to receive.

British police arrested Assange on Thursday in London after Ecuador withdrew the diplomatic asylum it had granted him after seven years spent holed up in its embassy.

“We expect all authorities concerned to ensure that Mr. Assange has the right to a fair trial, including any deportation proceedings that may be taken,” UNODC spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing in Geneva.

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