April 11, 2019 / 12:43 PM / 8 months ago

U.N. rights expert seeks access to Assange, evidence

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights expert will ask Britain to let him meet Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to assess his claims that his privacy has been violated.

Joe Cannataci, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy, also said in a statement he planned to ask a Spanish magistrate for access to what he called “fresh new evidence of violations of Mr. Assange’s privacy” that he may have.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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