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Free Ola Bini: APC and ARTICLE 19 support UN petitions against serious rights violation
Free Ola Bini: APC and ARTICLE 19 support UN petitions against serious rights violation 10 June 2019

Since 11 April 2019, software developer, cybersecurity expert and digital rights activist Ola Bini, a Swedish national living for the past six years in Ecuador on a legal permit, has been illegitimately kept in detention as a political prisoner in Ecuador. Appeals for Ola’s release by his legal team have been stonewalled by the Ecuadorian authorities at every turn. His arrest is a serious violation of his rights, an assault on freedom of expression as well as a blatant disregard for interna...

Assange and Bini's arrests, a serious threat to freedom of expression worldwide
Assange and Bini's arrests, a serious threat to freedom of expression worldwide 12 April 2019 APCNews

On 11 April, Julian Assange, founder and director of WikiLeaks, was arrested by the British police at Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has been for the past seven years. He was dragged out of the embassy right after his asylum was revoked, white-bearded and handcuffed, and forced into a police van, in images that have gone around the world. A few hours later, privacy and open source advocate Ola Bini was arrested at the Quito international airport  accused of "conspir...

WikiLeaks: Human rights of whistleblowers under attack, says APC
WikiLeaks: Human rights of whistleblowers under attack, says APC 28 March 2011 APC

If we don’t consider the recent actions —particularly by the US government— against people connected to WikiLeaks as human rights violations, then a dangerous precedent is set. Respect for freedom of expression and access to information means that any government is obliged to refrain from taking action against whistle-blowing sites and the individuals behind them. Taking lega...

WikiLeaks exposés are a “wake-up call for powerful regimes”, says APC director
WikiLeaks exposés are a “wake-up call for powerful regimes”, says APC director 09 December 2010 AE

The WikiLeaks Cablegate affair is making it clear to governments that they cannot so easily control what is secret and what is not, said Anriette Esterhuysen, executive director of the Association for Progressive Communication (APC), the world’s longest-running online progressive network founded in 1990. If governments respond rationally, they will realise that it is cumbersome and expensive ...

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