This week WikiLeaks’ Chief Editor, Kristinn Hrafnsson, was interviewed about Julian Assange’s extradition case. In the interview, Mr Hrafnsson warned that any devices seized after Mr Assange’s arrest are likely to have been tampered with by US authorities.
Mr Hrafnsson’s interview was scheduled after it was reported that Mr Assange’s personal belongings, including electronic devices, had been catalogued by the Ecuadorian authorities at the request of US prosecutors. Mr Hrafnsson was highly critical of the Ecuadorian cooperation with US authorities stating that “Ecuador is committing a flagrant violation of the most basic norms of the institution of asylum by handing over all the asylee’s personal belongings indiscriminately to the country that he was being protected from—the United States.” He explained that “there is no doubt in my mind that Ecuador, either independently or at the behest of the US, has tampered with the belongings it will send to the United States.”
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