MEXICO CITY Dec 6 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)