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Julian Assange Gets Asylum Offer From Mexico’s President

  • President said he deserves opportunity, should be pardoned
  • U.K judge blocked Assange’s extradition to the U.S. on Monday
Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador in London, England, on May 19, 2017.

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador in London, England, on May 19, 2017.

Photographer: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Mexico is ready to offer WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum and is in favor of him being granted a pardon.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he celebrated a decision by a U.K. judge blocking Assange’s extradition to the U.S., citing the risk of suicide in a American jail.