Assange wants political asylum in France

Assange wants political asylum in France

World May 19, 2017 13:33

PARIS - Julian Assange (45) wants to apply for political asylum in France. That's been said by his lawyer Juan Branco on Friday, France Info. Earlier Friday, justice in Sweden announced that it had suspended an investigation into the Australian. Sweden sought a case in Assange, founder of the whistleblower WikiLeaks.

Assange has been in the Embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012. When he takes a step outside the embassy, ​​he runs the risk of being arrested by the British police. That will assange Assange because he remained unavailable five years ago before the court was released on bail. Branco did not explain how Assange France thinks to be able to reach without being arrested by the British.

Branco said that possible prosecution by the USA an important reason for Assange is to apply for asylum in France. The Americans are working on an arrest warrant against Assange because his WikiLeaks has published massively secret documents from the US government.

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