Mexico hopes to grant US asylum to Julian Assange

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 Mexico hopes to grant US asylum to Julian Assange

  • Mexico offers asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
  • Julian Assange has been offered asylum by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador after a British court rejected his request to extradite him to the United States.
  • Mexico's president says Mexico could grant political asylum to Julian Assange. He praised the British court's decision, saying it was a victory for justice and that Julian was a journalist who should be given a chance.
  • I will ask the foreign minister to talk to Britain about asylum,   he said.
  • It is believed that Julian Assange released 5,000 secret US military files online through WikiLeaks in 2010, which contained details of US military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • The United States has rejected a request to extradite Julian Assange to a British court.
  • Julian Assange could face up to 175 years in prison if extradited to the United States.


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