Key Witness against Assange Admits He Lied
June 27 , 2021 (EIRNS)—According to Joe Lauria, editor of Consortium News, “An FBI informant upon whose information the United States based aspects of an indictment against imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has now admitted that he fabricated the evidence.
Sigudur “Siggi” Ingi Thordarson has told the Icelandic publication Stundin, in an English-language article that appeared June 26, that he made up the allegation that Assange asked him to hack a government computer. That testimony played a key part in the indictment against Assange for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
“Thordarson, 28, is referred to as ‘Teenager’ in the part of the indictment that focuses on events in Iceland, where Assange was working in 2010. The indictment alleges that, ‘In early 2010, ASSANGE asked Teenager to commit computer intrusions and steal additional information, including audio recordings of phone conversations between high-ranking officials of the government of NATO Country-I, [Iceland] including members of the Parliament of NATO Country-I.’ Thordarson has now told the publication Stundin that this is a lie. The publication reported.”