Assange: I Didn’t File for Asylum


julian assangeA day after France rejected Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s “request” for asylum, the whistleblower’s defense team has said Assange did not file for asylum in the first place.

Assange’s defense team director, Baltasar Garzon, said in a statement that an open letter from Assange to France only expressed willingness “to be hosted in France if and only if an initiative was taken by the competent authorities.”

French Prime Minister TK Hollande’s office meanwhile, said Friday that it could not “act on the request.” Assange faces accusations from two Swedes of assault and illegal coercion. Read more at The Guardian.

{Andy Newscenter}


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