In 2012, WikiLeaks founder received asylum from Ecuador. However, he had to remain in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for six years and nine months because British authorities denied him safe conduct to leave the U.K.
AMLO recalled that WikiLeaks' articles about Mexico revealed the subservience of previous corrupt governments to Washington and their failed war against drug trafficking.
"Today, I'm in favor of forgiveness, pardon, and asylum for Assange. Mexico is willing to protect him as long as he does not interfere in the political affairs of any country," the leftist president said.
On Wednesday, Baraitser will decide whether Assange can be released on parole. The Australian journalist is currently in custody.