Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has told US President Joe Biden that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has not committed any serious crimes. During the meeting with US President Joe Biden, he told him about this attitude yesterday, Monday.
The Mexican president visited the United States last week and met with Biden. López Obrador again offered asylum to Assange.
Assange is currently incarcerated in a prison in London, UK. The UK government has begun efforts to extradite him to the US for trial on espionage charges.
Mexico’s leftist president told reporters on Monday that he handed a letter to Biden during a visit to Washington last week. It detailed that Assange had committed no serious crime. He also said that he (Assange) is not the cause of anyone’s death. He did not violate any human rights. He exercised his freedom.
In 2010, Assange was accused of espionage by the US administration after releasing highly sensitive US military and diplomatic documents. If convicted in a US court, he could face up to 175 years in prison. Assange responded by releasing the world’s most important documents.