John McAfee denied asylum in Guatamala

2012-12-06 22:12
Software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize, earlier this month. (Ambergris Today Online-Sofia Munoz/ AP)

Software company founder John McAfee speaks at the official presentation of equipment ceremony that took place at the San Pedro Police Station in Ambergris Caye, Belize, earlier this month. (Ambergris Today Online-Sofia Munoz/ AP)

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Guatemala City - A lawyer for software company founder John McAfee says he has been denied political asylum in Guatemala, paving the way for his deportation to Belize.

Police in Belize, where McAfee is sought for questioning in connection with the killing of a fellow US expatriate, say they expect him to be returned shortly.

Attorney Karla Paz told The Associated Press on Thursday that Guatemalan authorities had informed McAfee's team that his request had been denied. McAfee was in a Guatemalan immigration detention centre after his arrest for illegally entering the country ended a bizarre weeks long journey as a self-styled fugitive with an active blog and constant contact with the press.

Belizean police spokesperson Raphael Martinez said officials expected McAfee to be flown back to the capital.

- SAPA
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