Puebla Group supports Mexican President’s proposal to grant Assange Dunia› Granma . asylum

The Puebla Group supports the initiative reaffirmed the day before by Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to offer asylum to Australian journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, who has fallen victim to political persecution by US authorities.

The organization of progressive Latin American leaders shared, via its social networks, a message in which they congratulated the “initiative of the Mexican Government and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to grant political asylum to the persecuted Julian Assange. We hope this will happen.

According to Telesur, in his meeting with the press at the National Palace this Monday, the president re-formulated the asylum proposal and considered that the US government must act with humanism towards activists.

AMLO said that “Assange is sick and it would be a show of solidarity, of brotherhood, to allow him to receive asylum in any country where he decided to live, including Mexico.”

López Obrador revealed that he sent a letter to former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021) before his term ended, requesting that he be acquitted of the charges, but the letter went unanswered.

Assange is being held in London’s Belmarsh prison, amid various health problems. There he waited for Britain’s Supreme Court to rule on a defense appeal to prevent his extradition to the United States.

In the country, he will face 18 charges and a prison sentence of 175 years for disclosures he made in 2010 about Crime against humanity carried out by US and allied forces during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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