August 22, 2014
Assange acknowledges Argentine support as ‘very important’
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said that “Argentina's support is very important, because Argentina has experience with facing the UK”.
The hacker, who’s still living at Ecuador’s embassy in London after requesting political asylum over three months ago, told reporters that “Argentina has been very supportive and Ambassador in London Alicia Castro came to show me their support.”
Likewise, Assange stressed: “I appreciate Argentina’s independence on the asylum issue.”
However, the Australian hacker slid criticisms expressed in Wikileaks about the new electronic passport presented by the National Government.
“There’s one thing we at Wikileaks have received complaints about, and it has to do with the biometric programme for printing documents implemented by the Argentine government”, and explained, “Since it represents a data transfer from individuals to an organization that is much more powerful than them, and technology is rarely something neutral.”