Julian Assange to 'accept arrest' tomorrow if appeal fails
JULIAN Assange says he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London and accept arrest by British police tomorrow if he loses a last-ditch attempt to clear his name.
The United Nations has been investigating whether the Australian founder of Wikileaks has been illegally detained, and is due to hand down its findings within the next day.
Mr Assange has been living in the embassy since June 2012 after being granted asylum by Ecuador.
In a statement published on Twitter by Wikileaks, he said if he lost the case against the United Kingdom and Sweden, he would "exit the embassy at noon on Friday (GMT) to accept arrest by British police, as there is no meaningful prospect of further appeal".
But Mr Assange said if his UN case was successful, he expected the "immediate return" of his passport "and the termination of further attempts to arrest me".
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