Julian Assange Could be Vacationing in Mexico Soon After Being Offered Asylum

It appears that Julian Assange may be in for some good news after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he is prepared to offer political asylum to the WikiLeaks founder.

Julian Assange Could be Vacationing in Mexico Soon After Being Offered Asylum

It appears that Julian Assange may be in for some good news after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he is prepared to offer political asylum to the WikiLeaks founder.

Obrador made the announcement during a daily press briefing.

The news comes after United Kingdom Judge Vanessa Baraitser had denied extradition requests by officials in the US government. Baraitser wrote that she was not assured that the US prison system could protect Assange from a possible suicide attempt.

I’m satisfied that Mr. Assange has the intellect and determination to circumvent the suicide prevention measures, as Professor Kopelman posted, Mr. Assange would not only find a way to suicide, but he it will be executed with the single-minded determination of his ASD/Asperger’s… Facing conditions of mere total isolation, and without the protective factors which mitigate his risks at HMP Belmarsh, I am satisfied that the US procedures would not prevent Mr. Assange from committing suicide,” Baraitser said in her ruling on Monday.

For those reasons, I’ve decided that extradition would be oppressive by reason of Mr. Assange’s mental health and I order his discharge under section 91 of the extradition act 2003. The United States has 14 days to appeal,” the judge concluded.

US prosecutors have 14 days to appeal the judge’s decision, however Assange’s attorneys are pushing for immediate release. A bail hearing has been set for Wednesday.

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