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U.K. Stands Firm, Says Assange Will Be Arrested

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    U.K. Stands Firm, Says Assange Will Be Arrested
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    Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange.

    The British government said it will continue to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the embassy where he's spent years holed up to avoid extradition to Sweden in a sex-assault investigation, NBC News reported. 

    Officials responded Thursday to a U.N. advisory panel, which concluded that Assange has been a victim of "arbitrary" detention at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

    The U.N. panel declined to comment on it's findings before Friday, but Sweden's foreign ministry said Thursday that the working group had deemed Assange "arbitrarily detained in contravention of international commitments."

    The investigation into allegations of sexual assault was dropped in August 2015 because prosecutors ran out of time to bring charges against Assange, but prosecutors said they would continue investigation a further allegation of rape.