France refuses Assange's 'request' for asylum

A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rallies outside the Ecuadorian embassy in LondonThe French government, reacting to a letter from Julian Assange, said Friday it would not give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, only for his lawyers to claim he had never sought it in the first place. “France cannot act on his request,” President Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement, responding to a letter from Assange that was widely interpreted as asking for asylum. “The situation of Mr Assange does not present an immediate danger.

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