The UK and Sweden have wholeheartedly rejected a ruling by the United Nations that the Wikileaks founder is a victim of arbitrary detention.
“The Working Group maintains that the arbitrary detention of Mr. Assange should be brought to an end," says a statement from UN panel.
Reports suggest the UN will rule Assange is being arbitrarily detained in London, but that doesn't mean he'll just be able to walk away.
The UN Panel on Arbitrary Detention has been considering a complaint by the Wikileaks founder, who lives in London's Ecuadorian embassy, that he had been unlawfully detained.
This week footage was released of the events that unfolded on Manus Island 24-hours before the riot that killed Reza Barati on February 17.