Julian Assange could offer asylum in New Zealand after thousands sign a petition

Julian Assange could receive asylum in New Zealand after 2,000 people signed a petition

Could Julian Assange be offered asylum in New Zealand? Government will consider allowing the founder of Wikileaks to stay in the country

  • The request to be transferred to the country was signed by 2,000 New Zealanders
  • It has been given to the employee of the house and will be formally considered in parliament
  • The free group Assange NZ said he had not forgotten the founder of Wikileaks, even if the world had done it

Connor Boyd for Mailonline

Julian Assange could be offered asylum in New Zealand after thousands of people joined to move him to the country.

Politicians will now formally discuss the idea in parliament after more than 2,000 New Zealanders have signed a petition.

The group & # 39; Free Assange NZ & # 39; Free Assange He launched the petition in July and has been mobilizing to bring the Australian to his country.

Julian Assange could receive asylum in New Zealand after 2,000 people signed a petition

Julian Assange could receive asylum in New Zealand after 2,000 people signed a petition

The group said that it had not forgotten the difficult situation of Assange, even if the world had done it.

Its members are following whistleblower Chelsea Manning on her New Zealand tour to remind people of the request.

Labor politician Greg O & # 39; Connor said that while he did not support Assange on his visit to New Zealand, he would present the idea to parliament because of his popularity.

The founder of Wikileaks has been living a life of almost total isolation within the Ecuadoran embassy in London since he was granted asylum in 2012.

The founder of Wikileaks has been living a life of almost total isolation within the Ecuadoran embassy in London since he was granted asylum in 2012.

The founder of Wikileaks has been living a life of almost total isolation within the Ecuadoran embassy in London since he was granted asylum in 2012.

The founder of Wikileaks has been living a life of almost total isolation within the Ecuadoran embassy in London since he was granted asylum in 2012.

He was wanted in the United States since he published classified documents leaked by former US Army soldier Chelsea Manning in 2010.

On March 28 of this year, Assange was banned from having contact with the outside world except through his legal team after posting a tweet questioning the British government's claim that Russia was behind the Novichok attack in Salisbury.

Last week, his lawyer claimed that Assange is in "extremely precarious health conditions". and that his condition will be deadly & # 39; if he is not released from the Ecuadorian embassy.

Greg Barns, an Australian lawyer on Assange's team, called the UK government "cruel and inhumane" for refusing to allow the founder of Wikileaks to leave the embassy for medical treatment without being arrested.

"What is remarkable is that Julian remains so mentally alert and can function physically given the inevitable impact of six years of detention without natural light or without access to fresh air on a constant basis.

"However, if there is no resolution to your case, in other words, if the United Kingdom guarantees that you will not be extradited to the US, the reality is that Julian's health will deteriorate to the point that his life he is in serious danger, "said Barns. He said.

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