The Case against Julian Assange Crumbles, As Main Witness Admits He Lied
Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson, an Icelandic citizen and former WikiLeaks volunteer, has admitted to the Icelandic newspaper Stundin that he fabricated important parts of what became the main charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – after becoming an FBI informant!
In its English language coverage, Stundin details several parts of Thordarson’s testimony that he now denies, admitting most notably that Assange had never instructed him to carry out any hacking. The fabricated charges by Thordarson were added to the case against the WikiLeaks founder by the American prosecutors after he had been forcibly evacuated from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2019 and imprisoned. They are crucial because they accuse Assange of attempting to obtain recordings of Icelandic MPs and to steal sensitive data from an Icelandic bank. Hence, Assange is not a journalist protected by First Amendment rights, but simply a criminal.
As Stundin points out, although a court in London refused in January to extradite Assange to America on humanitarian grounds citing health reasons – where he faces a sentence of 175 years in prison –it nonetheless accepted the merits of the latter accusations put forth by the United States, accusations which have now been denied by informant Thordarson.
Even more damming for the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI is that they relied on the testimony of the Icelandic citizen, despite the fact that he had been diagnosed as a sociopath in previous convictions.