The French National Assembly rejected a resolution calling on the French government to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It was also proposed to simplify the possibility of obtaining asylum for persons with a similar occupation. This initiative also did not find support in the lower house of parliament.
The debate on the document dragged on until late in the evening. The authors of the initiative claim that Assange suffers for the truth and that he was simply “engaged in journalism”, writes The Times Hub. br /> The founder of WikiLeaks is now in the UK. And if in January last year the Westminster Magistrates Court in London ruled that the extradition of Assange to the American authorities would be illegal. That December, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales upheld the US Justice Department's appeal. Thus, the journalist is threatened with being sent to the United States. There, he is charged with crimes related to the largest case of disclosure of classified information in American history.