Photo: McAfee Hosts Q & A Live Stream from Guatemalan Jail
Software company founder John McAfee held a live stream Q & A this weekend following the Guatemalan government’s refusal to grant him asylum.
On Sunday, the antivirus software creator answered a number of questions from the media regarding his fleeing Belize and his possible involvement in the murder of his neighbor, Gregory Faull, also an American.
McAfee, who has fought back against claims he is a drug addict or mentally unstable, gave a statement Sunday night and called on media outlets to ask him questions via email. After making his initial statement, McAfee took a break from the live streaming and reviewed the questions. He then returned for another UStream session to answer those questions. (See the videos below)
Now that Guatemala has rejected his bid for asylum, McAfee says, “We are filing a series of papers with the court to attempt to keep me here long enough for the world to see the injustice of sending me back to Belize.”
McAfee believes the Belizean authorities are out to silence him and his blog for exposing the corruption in its government.
Belize’s government has maintained McAfee is only wanted for questioning, with the country’s prime minister even calling him “bonkers” and paranoid.
“We are filing a series of papers with the court to attempt to keep me here long enough for the world to see the injustice of sending me back to Belize,” McAfee said on Sunday.
McAfee, who remains in a Guatemala jail after being arrested for entering the county illegally, said he and his girlfriend – a 20-year-old woman named Samantha – wish to return to the U.S. and have been in touch with the U.S. embassy a number of times, but said it is “powerless to interfere within the laws of other countries.”