France reportedly rejects Julian Assange’s request for asylum

Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 19 2012, but according to Reuters, he’s still making requests for asylum to other countries, with the most recent being France. Unfortunately for Assange, his latest bid for escape from the embassy was declined for various reasons. “France has received the letter from Mr. Assange. An in-depth review shows that in view of the legal and material elements of Mr Assange’s situation, France cannot grant his request,” President Francois Hollande’s office told Reuters in a statement. The statement also noted that while Assange doesn’t present immediate…

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