Whistle blower and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange has called The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfried Warg a political prisoner who is ideologically driven to keep the world informed. Warg is undergoing through solitary confinement in Denmark while Julian Assange is hold up in Ecuador embassy in London.
“There are thousands of alleged cyber-criminals, but instead of dealing with these cases, we see vast resources diverted yet again by the Swedish state into smashing Gottfried. These attempts include the first trial of Gottfried after US pressure (extensively documented in US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks), his subsequent rendering from Cambodia by the Swedish intelligence service SAPO, his months of incommunicado detention in Sweden, and now his irregular extradition to Denmark – for a charge he was just acquitted of,” Assange said in a statement issued today to show solidarity with troubled computer genius.
Assange, who trembled the World by posting secret US cables online is not the only person to throw his weight behind troubled co-founder of The Pirate Bay, Rick Falkvinge, the creator of the first Pirate Party, also echoed Assange’s view regarding Warg. Falkvinge believed that he is being held in solitary confinement to scare others not follow in his footsteps.
“So he was acquitted of this exact charge in a Swedish court under European Union laws. That means that he’s also acquitted in any European court for this exact crime. And yet he’s being held in solitary confinement in Denmark! That does not smell right at all. Again you cannot escape the feeling that somebody is out there to make an example out of him because he embarrassed Hollywood,” he said.