Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says his country would ‘open its doors to Julian Assange’

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says his country would ‘open its doors to Julian Assange’

Mexico’s President says he will ask US President Joe Biden to address WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s case when the two men meet in July.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador raised Mr Assange’s case at a regular news conference on Tuesday, saying his country would open its doors to the Australian if he was released.

On Friday British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition to the United States to face criminal charges.

Mr Assange’s wife Stella Moris vowed to fight using every possible legal avenue.

“I’m going to ask President Biden to address this issue … humanism must prevail,” Mr Lopez Obrador said.

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stands on a stage with a red background
Mr Lopez Obrador says Julian Assange’s detention is an “embarrassment to the world”.(Reuters: Henry Romero)

Mr Lopez Obrador is set to meet his US counterpart in July.

He skipped the recent US-hosted Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles to protest against the White House’s exclusion of the Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan governments from the event.

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