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Mexico’s President ready to provide political asylum to Assange

Source : 112 Ukraine

The proper procedure is initiated by the Foreign Ministry of Mexico
17:18, 5 January 2021

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Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange can count on the political asylum in Mexico – President of the country López Obrador is ready to provide it, as Deutsche Welle reported.

“Assange is a journalist and he deserves a chance. We will provide him protection,” Obrador stated.

He noted that the proper procedure is initiated by the Foreign Ministry of Mexico. London will receive a notification and urge to release Assange.

Related: Assange tried to use Ecuadorian Embassy in London as espionage center

The lawyer of WikiLeaks founder is going to request for release of his client on bail on January 6.

On January 4, District Judge of London Vanessa Baraitser refused the authorities of the U.S. in the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The request was rejected due to concerns over the mental health of the defendant.

Julian Assange was detained by the British police officers after seven years of hiding at the Embassy of Ecuador in the UK. He was arrested at the central police unit of London. The next session is appointed for May 2.

Related: Ecuador suffers 40 million cyber attacks after arrest of Assange

Julian Assange lived in Ecuador’s Embassy since 2012. He could not leave its territory as he would be immediately arrested for refusal to be present in the court in 2012. Besides, Washington is trying to get him. The U.S. opened a probe against him on disclosure of secret data of the Setae Department.

In March, Assange was deprived of all the communication means due to the violation of a written commitment as of 2017 not to spread statements which would suppose the involvement in the relations with other states. He spread information about Russia’s guiltlessness in Skripal’s case.

 

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