Argentine President Alberto Fernández received this afternoon at the Casa Rosada the Wikileaks delegation composed of Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell, who are touring South America in search of support for Julian Assange. Colombian President Gustavo Petro and Brazilian President Lula, who after winning the presidential elections will take office in January, have already strongly declared their support for the journalist who has been persecuted for years and asked President Biden to drop the charges against him.
Hrafnsson declared himself very happy with the meeting with the Argentine President, “which exceeded my expectations. The President assured us that he would support our mission,” he explained, and then described the sign of support received from the country’s highest authority as “very positive.” As he has said many times before, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief emphasised that it is not just one man’s life that is at stake, but the freedom of the press throughout the world.
Today’s meeting follows a meeting, described as ‘warm and understanding’, yesterday in the Senate with Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who pledged her support for the cause of Julian Assange’s release.
Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell’s South American tour will continue with visits to Chile and Mexico.