That this House condemns the on-going mistreatment and imprisonment of investigative journalist Julian Assange by the UK;
agrees with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that his treatment appears to contravene the principles of necessity and proportionality envisaged under human rights standards;
opposes any attempt to extradite Mr Assange to the United States, either directly from the UK or by onward extradition from Sweden;
believes that his case has broader consequences for media freedoms, freedom of speech and civil liberties in the UK;
and calls on the Government to ensure that Mr Assange is released, that his physical integrity and freedom of movement are respected and that he is afforded the right of compensation for his mistreatment by the UK.