Wednesday September 4 2013

– WikiLeaks publisher and Senate candidate Julian Assange has lodged a formal complaint asking Swedish police to open a criminal investigation of alleged illegal United States intelligence activity in Europe directed against WikiLeaks and himself.
Mr Assange also says that “through an intelligence source” he became aware that an Australian intelligence organisation responded to a Swedish Security Service request for information about himself in August 2010.
In a signed affidavit Mr Assange presents evidence in relation to US military intelligence investigations into WikiLeaks and himself as far back as 2009 and US Federal Bureau of Investigation searches as recently as 2012-13.
The 186-page document lodged by Mr Assange’s lawyers with Swedish police on Sunday reviews evidence of US intelligence and criminal investigations targeting WikiLeaks, including details disclosed in the trial of US Army private Bradley Manning (now known as Chelsea Manning) who last month was sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US military and diplomatic reports.
The affidavit also highlights previously unreported events including physical surveillance of Mr Assange by US military intelligence at a conference in Berlin in December 2009 and the suspected illegal seizure on September 27th, 2010, of the WikiLeaks publisher’s suitcase while he was flying from Stockholm to Berlin in 2010.
Mr Assange alleges the lost luggage carried three laptops containing WikiLeaks information, data and communications between WikiLeaks and the organisation’s lawyers. Mr Assange believes his suitcase may have been “seized unlawfully, as part of an intelligence operation with the purpose of gathering information”.
Mr Assange refers to reports that the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation assisted the US FBI espionage probe directed against himself.
It is a matter of public record that the US government began a criminal investigation focused on WikiLeaks and Mr Assange in 2010. Australian diplomatic cables released to Fairfax Media under freedom-of-information laws revealed that senior US justice Department officials described the investigation as being “unprecedented in scale and nature”.
Mr Assange has been identified by US prosecutors as an alleged co-conspirator, guiding and directing Private Manning’s disclosure of classified information. The US Justice Department recently confirmed that its investigation of WikiLeaks is active and ongoing.
“I file this affidavit in the knowledge that there will likely be pressures for this matter not to be investigated, but in the knowledge that the law requires an investigation. I request that Swedish judicial authorities act swiftly to question and arrest if necessary those who are likely to have information about or bear criminal responsibility for the actions taken against WikiLeaks and my person,” the affidavit states.

– Philip Dorling

About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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