Sigurður Thordarson, the FBI’s key witness against Julian Assange, has been imprisoned in Iceland. The infamous alleged hacker and convicted child molester was remanded in custody in Iceland’s highest security prison, Litla Hraun, on September 24, Þórðarson’s lawyer, Húnbogi J. Andersen, confirms that he is in custody. Thordarson received the FBI immunity in exchange for testimony against Julian Assange.
Thordarson was arrested the same day he returned to Iceland from a trip to Spain and was then brought before a judge after the police requested indefinite custody intended to stop further crime. The judge clearly agreed that Thordarson’s repeated, blatant and continuing violations of the law put him at great risk of continuing violations.
On crime to the police
The court rarely uses applied law designed to prevent repeat offenders from breaking the bank and continuing to break the law before the system has a chance to recover. It requires very specific criteria to be met and a legal standard is set high. Detention can only be carried out by law if there is a clear and current reason to believe that the offender will continue to commit criminal activity as long as he is a free man and thus creates a danger to the public.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
In fact, he explicitly admitted to having continued his crimes in a recent interview with The Hour. In the same interview, he said: “The idea behind all the companies [that I run in Iceland] is squeezing out every penny, knowing that it will inevitably lead to bankruptcy at the request of the tax authorities and the bill would end up with them. Is it illegal? No, it’s just very immoral, so much I would agree. “I have not heard of anyone being convicted for such a thing,” he said. Yet people have been convicted of very similar things in Iceland.
Key witness for the FBI
Thordarson is a key witness for the US Department of Justice, according to documents submitted to UK courts to secure the extradition of Julian Assange. He was hired by US authorities to file a lawsuit against Assange after misleading them into believing he was a former ally of his. In a recent interview with The Hour, he admitted that he had made statements to hide Assange and contradicted what he said in US court documents. In fact, he had offered on a limited basis to raise money for Wikileaks in 2010 but turned out to have used the opportunity to cheat more than $ 50,000 from the organization. Julian Assange was visiting Thordarson’s home country in Iceland at the time for his work with the Icelandic media and MPs in the preparation of the Icelandic modern media program, a project for media freedom that submitted a parliamentary resolution in support of whistleblowers and investigative journalism.
“The case against Assange should be dropped”
Thordarson is a repeat offender who was described as a “sociologist” in court before psychologists during a trial where he was sentenced to prison for sexual crimes against nine younger boys whom he deceived and forced to provide him with sexual favors. Five other similar cases were dropped due to lack of evidence. One of the victims committed suicide after prosecutors dropped charges specifically related to his abuse.
The following is an excerpt from Stundinn’s recent interview with Þórðarson on the matter:
Journalist: “We are talking about a boy who felt like you had abused him.
Journalist: “His case was dropped.
Journalist: “He was denied justice.
Journalist: “He then commits suicide. I’m not saying you have sole responsibility for that, but you do have some responsibility. “
Siggi: “I know that. Believe me, I know. 100%. I even tried to talk to the public prosecutor and asked, because of the litigation, if this case could be taken to end it. They said no. ”
Journalist: “Do you think you should have been convicted of the five charges that were dropped?
Siggi: “Well, some of the cases that were dropped were just ridiculous. One of them was about a message I sent to someone on MSN asking if he wanted to have sex. But the boy who killed himself, his case should have taken place. “
According to Stundin’s sources, the main reason for Thordarson’s recent arrest was a large and growing number of recent financial fraud cases, including forging his lawyer’s signature to inflate his company’s fraudulent assets.
Kristinn Hrafnsson, the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, asked for comment on Thordarson’s arrest, as Thordarson is a key witness in the case against Julian Against, the former editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, and received the following statement:
“Last week we heard about the CIA’s plan to kidnap or kill Assange in central London and now the key prosecution witness against him is in jail for conspiracy – the same one who confirmed in interviews a few weeks ago that elements of the indictment against Julian where he was the only witness, were a complete fabrication. The case against Assange should be dropped and under no circumstances, given recent revelations, can the UK extradite him.