Iceland Among Countries Urged To Prosecute Assange - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Among Countries Urged To Prosecute Assange

Published January 19, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Peter Erichsen

Iceland cited among countries pressured by the US and UK government to prosecute Wikileaks founder following the exposure of the Afghanistan war logs, reports The Intercept.

Top-secret documents supposedly provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, published on The Intercept, have revealed how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks and other activist groups.

Efforts cited in the article included putting international pressure not only on founder Julian Assange, but also Wikileaks’ “human network” as well as file sharing sites Pirate Bay and hacktivist collectives like Anonymous.

The article goes on to mention that Iceland was among the countries pressured to prosecute Assange.

The entry does not specify how broadly the government defines the term “human network,” which The Intercept claims could potentially include thousands of volunteers, donors and journalists, as well as people who simply spoke out in defense of WikiLeaks.

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