A look back at the key dates in the life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
(AFP Photo/Kun Tian, Thomas Saint-Cricq)
Earlier, the 44-year-old Australian told journalists via video link that it was "now the task of the states of Sweden and the United Kingdom as a whole to implement the verdict".
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo
Patino speaks during a press conference
in Quito on February 5, 2016 (AFP Photo/
British designer Vivienne Westwood displays a British passport after arriving to visit
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in central London, on
February 4, 2016 (AFP Photo/Chris Ratcliffe)
British Foreign Secretary Philip
Hammond described the UN panels'
decision on Wikileaks founder Julian
Assange as "ridiculous" as he
met journalists in London, on
February 5, 2016 (AFP Photo/
WikiLeaks' activities -- including the release of 500,000 secret military files on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- have infuriated the US.
Julian #Assange should be able to walk free and claim compensation, UN panel says: https://t.co/3K7c4d7XKF pic.twitter.com/9WcaQsz7lw— AFP London (@afplondon) February 5, 2016