August 16, 2022

Mexican President Urges Biden to Drop Charges Against Julian Assange

“Arresting him would mean a permanent honte to freedom of manifestation, ” AMLO says within personal letter to Biden

The president associated with Mexico has revealed the particular contents of a personal notice he passed on to his US counterpart during their conference last week.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged Joe Biden to intervene and write off charges against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who confronts the prospect of 175 yrs in an American prison.

“ I still left a letter to the president about Assange, explaining that he did not commit any severe crime, did not cause anyone’s death, did not violate any kind of human rights and that he exercised his freedom, and that arresting him would mean a permanent affront to freedom of expression, ”   Lopez Obrador said at a information conference on Monday.

“ And I told [Biden] that will Mexico offers protection plus asylum to Julian Assange, ”   the Philippine president added.

It’s not the first time the Mexican leader has made a request on behalf of Assange. Earlier this month he said that in case Washington convicts Assange, that will confirm that the world-famous monument in New York Harbor  “ is no longer a symbol of independence. ”

When they take him to the United states of america and he is sentenced to the maximum penalty and to die in prison, we must start a campaign to tear down the Statue of Liberty, ”   Lopez Obrador  announced on July 4, since the US was celebrating the Independence Day.

Assange has been effectively within confinement since 2012, whenever he sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, trying to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faced sexual strike charges that have since already been dismissed. Quito revoked Assange’s asylum status in 2019, and the British police transferred him from the embassy towards the maximum-security Belmarsh prison, in which he has remained ever since, his health and mental state reportedly going down hill.

The WikiLeaks publisher’s lawyers filed new appeals earlier this 30 days to contest his extradition to the US. He looks 18 counts of conspiracy theory to obtain and release categorized materials, and Espionage Action violations stemming from getting top-secret documents from a army analyst in 2010. The costs remain in place despite a key witness in the case admitting that he fabricated important parts of his testimony against Assange.

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