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Mexican President Renews Asylum Offer to Julian Assange

HeadlineJan 04, 2022

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has confirmed he asked former U.S. President Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and reiterated he’d offer Assange asylum in Mexico. This is AMLO speaking Monday from Mexico City.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador: “Before President Trump’s term was over, I sent him a letter requesting a pardon for Assange so that he’d be exonerated. As you know, when the presidents of the United States end their term, they can exercise this right. I sent him the letter and got no response. … We believe the United States government should act humanely. Assange is sick, and it would be a show of solidarity and fraternity to grant him asylum wherever he would choose to live, including Mexico.”

A British court in December ruled in favor of the Biden administration’s appeal to extradite Assange to face espionage charges in the U.S.

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