Guatemala rejects request for asylum by McAfee

MEXICO CITY Thu Dec 6, 2012 11:49pm IST

John McAfee, anti-virus software guru, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Guatemala City, December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

John McAfee, anti-virus software guru, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Guatemala City, December 5, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez

Related Topics

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala said on Thursday it had rejected an asylum request by U.S. software pioneer John McAfee, who was arrested in the Central American country on Wednesday after fleeing from Belize.

"Asylum has been denied and we don't have any obligation to say why," said Guatemala's foreign minister Harold Caballeros.

Police in Belize want to quiz McAfee as "a person of interest" in the killing of fellow American Gregory Faull, with whom the 67-year-old had quarreled. But they say he is not a prime suspect in their investigation.

McAfee crossed the border into Guatemala with his 20-year-old girlfriend and says he is afraid the Belize authorities will kill him if he returns. Belize's prime minister has denied the claim and called McAfee paranoid and "bonkers." (Reporting by Sofia Menchu; editing by Todd Eastham)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

New 'Windows'

Reuters Showcase

PayPal Spinoff

PayPal Spinoff

EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015.  Full Article 

Oracle Convention

Oracle Convention

Larry Ellison still the top draw at Oracle's mega-convention  Full Article 

iPhone 6 in China

iPhone 6 in China

With iPhone 6 approved in China, Apple suppliers ready for demand.  Full Article 

Tax Rules

Tax Rules

EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs.  Full Article 

New Apps

New Apps

Apps re-invent smartphone keyboards to reduce typing frustration.  Full Article 

Music Services

Music Services

Google searches for right note in online music business.  Full Article 

Morgan at Daily Mail

Morgan at Daily Mail

Britain's Daily Mail website hires Piers Morgan as U.S. editor-at-large.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage