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President of Mexico describes Julian Assange as a Quixote of freedom of expression


Julian-AssangeAndrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, said the day before that Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, is “a Quixote of freedom of expression and does not deserve to be in jail.”

In his morning press conference yesterday at the National Palace, the president made the comment when referring to the lies and misrepresentations in the opposing press and social networks about his government and civil society.

He asked young people to investigate why they have Assange in prison, who does not deserve to be in jail and, on the contrary, should become a cause celebre for all the world’s journalists and the media.

He explained that the powerful have him behind bars because he revealed scandals that reveal the operation of the bad policy of the United States and other countries such as Mexico, where he denounced officials of the National Electoral Institute (INE) in the 2012 elections when Felipe Calderón stole the presidency from him.

Assange revealed the documents and evidence from the US embassy talking about those elections, the fraud perpetrated between former president Vicente Fox (2006-2012), and how INE officials visited the US embassy before the elections to inform them how they were going manage the election results.

It is because of facts like these and many more revealed by WikiLeaks that Assange is a victim of repression and not of the fabricated crimes for which he is accused. He made revelations and denunciations in favor of freedom of information and expression, and what he did is something sobering.

Based on this reasoning, the president made a very severe judgment of the number of autonomous entities in numerous public sectors to protect and cover corruption by duplicating those organizations that replicate those constituted by the secretariats of State, with the objective that They will act as covers for the corrupt.

They created a swarm of autonomous entities for that purpose, they bureaucratized everything to hinder investigations and facilitate crime and structurally they even went above the Legislative Power and took refuge in an autonomy to be untouchable.

He gave as an example the Institute that has to do with the defense of taxpayers, full of irregularities, but in his four years of government he has not been able to remove its director due to the swarm of regulations, rules and allegedly legal laws that protect him. It was created to benefit private taxpayers and avoid tax obligations, he charged.

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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