Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WikiLeaks Launches Criminal Investigation ahead of Wednesday’s Obama Visit to Sweden

WikiLeaks will file a criminal complaint in Sweden, ahead of the arrival of President Obama. The complaint concerns the seizure of WikiLeaks property on 27 September 2010, following its publication of thousands of classified US intelligence documents on the war in Afghanistan. WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange said: "Swedish authorities have the opportunity to demonstrate that no one, including state officials, is above the law."

According to Wikileaks, this is the first of four planned criminal complaints to be filed in different jurisdictions by WikiLeaks during the month of September.

The complaint, to be filed with Swedish police at 10 am Tuesady morning, details a number of matters not previously made public and which WikiLeaks decided to withhold until the conclusion of the court martial of PFC Chelsea Manning.

The property seized included evidence of a war crime perpetrated by US forces in Afganistan in which more than sixty women and children were killed, known as the Garani massacre. According to Wikileaks, the filing follows the revelation of unlawful FBI and US intelligence activities against WikiLeaks in Europe that have been forced onto the public record through a Parliamentary inquiry in Iceland and the Manning court martial.

The 186-page affidavit now made public details ongoing and illegal attempts by US authorities to interfere with WikiLeaks’ publishing and journalistic activities.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ publisher, said: "Now is the time for everyone to take a stand to put an end to Obama’s war against national security journalism – at home and abroad. This filing, recent court victories, and our successful intervention in the case of Edward Snowden, represent the continuing reorientation of WikiLeaks from legal defence to legal attack."

Link to HTML version of Julian Assange’s affidavit (minus appendix): Affidavit of Julian Assange 

Full Affidavit with Appendix


  1. 3 years is a little late to file a complaint for stolen luggage. Also, it's Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, not Bradley Manning.

    1. Congrats Robert!

      I think you garnered your first gov't employed harasser. No one else would have the time to be as prolific in their trolling as Jerry, unless they are unemployed.(which I supposed is a possibility)

      That being said, isn't there some kind of saying about harassment being an indicator that you are on the right track in the first place?

  2. I believe seven years is the limitation. At least in America.