John Mcafee arrested and put in jail in Guatemala
December 6, 2012 in Resistance
John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally.
He crossed the border to seek political asylum, having been on the run in Belize where police are investigating the death of his neighbour Gregory Faull
Apparently taken with an iPhone 4S, which automatically embeds location data in photographs, the image indicated that the men were in the Parc Nacional Rio Dulce in Guatemala, according to Wired.com.
After Twitter users realised the apparent mistake, Mr McAfee wrote on his blog that he had manipulated the data in the image. At the same time, Vice posted a new version of the photograph with the data removed
John McAfee has been in hiding for three weeks since police in Belize said they wanted to question him as “a person of interest” about the murder of fellow American Gregory Faull, with whom McAfee had allegedly quarreled.
Mr McAfee smuggled himself and his girlfriend, Samantha, across the land border Belize shares with Guatemala saying he is the victim of a witch hunt in Belize.
Former Guatemalan attorney general Telesforo Guerra is representing Mr McAfee and confirmed he will seek asylum in Guatemala.
VIDEO REPORT:john mcafee taken to hospital
He initially refused to go to a hospital, saying he had relied on Chinese herbal medicine after suffering a heart attack in 1993.
“Last night I had a little bit of pain, but I am fine this morning,” McAfee told the Associated Press on Thursday. “I don’t like western medicine… if the people around me are kind and compassionate, that’s all that matters in life. The people of Guatemala are very kind people, so I have no complaints.”
A government doctor said McAfee’s heart rhythm and blood pressure were normal and that he had not suffered a heart attack during the night.
His latest blogs can be found at http://www.whoismcafee.com/
I am in jail in Guatemala. Vastly superior to Belize jails. I asked for a computer and one magically appeared. The coffee is also excellent. Only time will tell what will happen. No one has a crystal ball. However, I would be truly shocked if I did not conduct the press conference tomorrow as I had originally planned. Stay tuned. I believe, by the way, that blogging from a jail cell might be a groundbreaking activity. Let’s see if it [...]
John McAfee has been detained in Guatemala at the immigration office by the S.P.T. (Special Police Task force) Vice magazine has filmed the arrest, and will be posting the video shortly on their website. This is not a prank or a misdirection. Unconfirmed address of the immigration office: Oficina Inmigracion Albergue Guatemala 6ª. Avenida 3-11, zona 4, Guatemala, C. A. Apartado postal 01004 (Update – they are currently trying to wake up the judge, so that John does [...]
The GSU never sits still. Now that I am gone, they have returned to their old ways. Yesterday, they prevented a man from entering court to testify against them in the shooting death of his brother two years ago. The GSU had shoit his brother in cold blood. Channel Five reports: “Zane Galvez is the brother of Chris Galvez, who was allegedly killed by police back in 2010. Zane headed to court this morning for a case he brought against [...]
THE WORLD OF JOHN MCAFEE ….. A BIZARRE TIMELINE OF EVENTS
November 10: Gregory Viant Faull found dead at his home from gunshot wound to the head
November 12: Belize police search for McAfee as a ‘person of interest’ in connection with his neighbour’s murder. McAfee goes on the run
November 13: McAfee says he is at a ‘safe location’ in Belize after saying road blocks had been set up around house and police want to kill him
November 14: Blog posts reveal millionaire is a fan of the drug ‘bath salts’
November 15: McAfee says he has been donning disguises to avoid detection – as he still claims to be somewhere in Belize, unarmed with a young woman called Sam for company. Belize’s prime minister urges him to turn himself in.
November 17: Asks online community for help in preventing the police from tracking him via cellphone.
November 18: McAfee claims he has been at home the entire time
November 19: Ex-girlfriend ‘Francesca’ reveals McAfee lives in constant fear and is paranoid
December 1: Reports that McAfee has been captured on the border of Mexico and Belize prove false
December 3: McAfee posts bizarre blog post saying that he has escaped Belize with the help of a ‘body double’ ruse in Mexico. Later Vice magazine posts picture of him with map coordinates in Guatemala – which McAfee immediately says has been faked ‘for his own safety’
December 4: McAfee is pictured dining in a hotel in Guatemala with his new lawyer.
December 5: McAfee says he intends to stay in Guatemala