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'How sweet it is,' WikiLeaks' Julian Assange declares after U.N. panel backs his freedom

'How sweet it is,' WikiLeaks' Julian Assange declares after U.N. panel backs his freedom

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday he felt vindicated by the findings of a United Nations panel that ruled he should be allowed to walk free.

The Australian citizen also warned there could be serious diplomatic consequences for Britain and Sweden if they continue to reject the findings of a “world expert body.”

Assange made a 10-minute statement at a press conference held by his legal team. He appeared via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been seeking political asylum.

Wearing a jacket and tie, and sitting in front of a backdrop branded with the website Justice4Assange.com, he alluded to...

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