McAfee's plea for asylum rejected


John McAfee’s hopes of fighting deportation back to Belize to face questions about the murder of a neighbour faded yesterday after Guatemala denied a request by the US software pioneer for asylum.

Mr McAfee’s lawyer vowed to block Guatemalan efforts to remove the entrepreneur and said he had suffered two mild heart attacks yesterday.

Mr McAfee (67) was not taken to a hospital and posted on his blog during the morning hours. “I don’t think a heart attack prevents one from using one’s blog,” said the lawyer, Telesforo Guerra.

Mr McAfee was detained by Guatemalan police on Wednesday for illegally sneaking across the border to escape authorities in Belize. – (Reuters)