(London Telegraph) The United Nations was ridiculed on Friday after its experts ruled Julian Assange is “detained” in the Ecuadorian embassy and suggested Britain should pay compensation to the Wikileaks founder.

The findings were described as “ridiculous” by David Cameron, the Prime Minister, as it emerged the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was deeply divided over its conclusions.

One member of the panel refused to support the final report, saying Mr Assange was a fugitive who “fled bail” over a rape allegation in Sweden and was using political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy to “evade arrest”.

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