The Latest: Assange lawyer says Sweden must act on UN ruling

February 5, 2016 10:52 AM

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One of Julian Assange’s lawyers in Sweden says the country “has no other option but to submit itself to” the opinion of a U.N. human rights panel.

Thomas Olsson says Sweden — where Assange is wanted for questioning over allegations of rape in 2010 — has “committed itself to the rules and decisions that exist in the U.N. human rights charter.”

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