WikiLeaks' Assange may seek asylum in France: Lawyer

WikiLeaks' Assange may seek asylum in France: Lawyer

The Straits Times - World·2020-02-21 17:03

PARIS (REUTERS) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is jailed in Britain fighting extradition to the United States for espionage and computer hacking, may seek asylum in France, his lawyer, Mr Eric Dupond-Moretti, said on Friday (Feb 21).

Mr Dupond-Moretti told Europe 1 radio that Assange's legal team would be in contact with French President Emmanuel Macron to make the case for Assange to get asylum in France. Assange has said that his youngest child and the child's mother are French.

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