He would have ‘infiltrated’ the WikiLeaks organization since 2010 to fabricate false evidence against Julian Assange on behalf of the United States. This is the confession of Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, Icelandic and former volunteer of the organization founded by Assange, to the Icelandic newspaper “Stundin”. A key witness in the US Department of Justice case against the Australian journalist, Thordarson now reveals that he was recruited by US authorities: his statements were instrumental in building the conspiracy charges against Assange. The Icelandic initially claimed to have been commissioned by WikiLealks to carry out cyber intrusions and hacker attacks against Icelandic targets. Now, however, he denies what he said previously, saying he made it all up. “Thordarson admits that Assange never asked him to hack or access the telephone records of parliamentarians. [islandesi, ndr]”Stundin reported” last Saturday. “His new claim is that he had indeed received some files from a third party claiming to have registered the MPs and had offered to share them with Assange without having any idea what they actually contained. He claims he never verified the contents of the files or even if they contained audio recordings as suggested by his third source. “” It’s the end of the case against Julian Assange, “Edward Snowden commented on twitter. Thordarson’s testimony would have been in fact necessary to support the accusation of conspiracy against Assange in relation to the contacts they had with Chelsea Manning. The US officials were successful, so much so that in the sentence of 4 January last, the English judge Vanessa Baraitser, denied the extradition of Assange to the US for humanitarian reasons and not for the dismissal of the charges. Meanwhile, the founder of WikiLeaks, who has become a symbol of press freedom around the world, has already spent over two years in Belmarsh prison in the United Kingdom. of Washington, would face up to 175 years in prison if he was found guilty. The US government indicted him on the basis of The Espionage Act, accusing him of stealing secret information in 2010. At that time WikiLeaks had published documents describing military abuses, including war crimes, committed by the US military in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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