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Mexico: Lopez Obrador reiterates offer of asylum to Julian Assange and asks US for a 'humanitarian attitude'03:05

Mexico: Lopez Obrador reiterates offer of asylum to Julian Assange and asks US for a 'humanitarian attitude'

Mexico, Mexico City
January 3, 2022 at 19:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated his intention to offer asylum to Julian Assange during his daily press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

"We are willing to offer Assange asylum in Mexico," said the president, adding that "Assange is ill and it would be a show of solidarity, of fraternity, to allow him to receive asylum in a country that Assange decided to live, including Mexico."

The Mexican leader assured that he will ask the US Government for a "humanitarian attitude" with the WikiLeaks founder, and revealed that he had written a letter to former President Donald Trump requesting his pardon.

Julian Assange is accused by the US of publishing thousands of confidential documents on the country's activities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The High Court of Justice in London approved the extradition of Assange to the US on December 10. He is currently being held in Belmarsh security prison.

Mexico: Lopez Obrador reiterates offer of asylum to Julian Assange and asks US for a 'humanitarian attitude'03:05
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Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated his intention to offer asylum to Julian Assange during his daily press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

"We are willing to offer Assange asylum in Mexico," said the president, adding that "Assange is ill and it would be a show of solidarity, of fraternity, to allow him to receive asylum in a country that Assange decided to live, including Mexico."

The Mexican leader assured that he will ask the US Government for a "humanitarian attitude" with the WikiLeaks founder, and revealed that he had written a letter to former President Donald Trump requesting his pardon.

Julian Assange is accused by the US of publishing thousands of confidential documents on the country's activities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The High Court of Justice in London approved the extradition of Assange to the US on December 10. He is currently being held in Belmarsh security prison.