Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could search asylum in France, imprisoned in Britain. His lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti gave this data on Friday (February 21). Assange is to be extradited in 18 states within the United States for espionage and pc hacking.
Moretti informed Europe-1 Radio that Assange's authorized workforce is in touch with French President Emmanuel Macron to hunt asylum in France. Assange has additionally mentioned that the mom of his youngest youngster can be French.
Lawyers mentioned the request for asylum isn’t a common demand, as Assange isn’t but on French soil. <! –
Moretti mentioned the French asylum request can be made on humanitarian and well being grounds.
It might be argued that Assange is a sufferer of psychological torture. Counsel said that Article-53 of the Constitution additionally permits France to provide asylum to an individual who’s being threatened for causes of his freedom of expression.
Significantly, Assange, 48, spent seven years on the London Embassy in Ecuador earlier than being jailed in April final 12 months. If convicted, he might stay behind bars for many years. However, in 2015, the then French authorities turned down Assange's demand for asylum.