Julian Assange should be freed, entitled to compensation: UN panel

Demonstrator for Julian Assange

A demonstrator holds a banner outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is staying, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

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