CARACAS, Venezuela – The Swedish programmer-ace, who was an early, hot-footed WikiLeaks, was arrested in Ecuador for allegedly plotting to blackmail the country's president for his refusal from Julian Assange.
Ola Bini said that an expert on silent encryption is unfairly focused on his activity in the interests of digital privacy.
On Saturday, the prosecutor's office said he intended to accuse Bin of hacking crimes and ordered him to detain him for a period of up to 90 days
A 36-year-old man was arrested Thursday at an airport in the capital of Ecuador, Quito , when he was preparing aboard to Japan. The arrest took place several hours after Assange was evicted from the embassy of Ecuador in London. Biny has at least 30 electronic devices.
His attorneys said that they had not been notified, or that he had been prosecuted. The authorities said that the plot hatched with two unknown Russian hackers living in Ecuador threatened to issue compromising documents about President Lenin Moreno, as he strengthened his position as the founder of WikiLeaks.
Romo said that Bini had traveled at least 12 times to meet with Asanz at the London embassy. She said that he also was in Venezuela at the beginning of this year at about the same time as the close assistant to ex-mentor Moreno, who became the enemy of Raphael Correa. Former president Assange was arranged in 2012 and is campaigning by WikiLeaks to expose Moreno's corruption, which included the release of personal documents and photographs, including a few who showed that he was eating lobster in bed.
Biny's relationship with Assang is unclear, the Swede defended the rights of the founder of WikiLeaks to free speech on an online blog, which he kept for many years.
"Any official who called Assange to be considered a terrorist or a hostile combatant. He had to seriously consider the possibility of resignation," he wrote in December 2010.
In the same blog, Binhas condemned Amazon for having that he rejected WikiLeaks from his hosting services and credit cards and PayPal for refusing to process payments to the secret spill of the site.He also described the January 2011 WikiLeaks group, led by his then-employer, Thoughtworks global software firm, and including Dan Ellsberg Information on Pentagon Papers.
Binney's Safety Officer arrived in Quito in 2013, transferred from Chicago to the Ecuador Thoughtworks office, which has guidelines that emphasize social activity. At about the same time, he began to rethink his online and at one point discarded his Gmail account in favor of self-contained email.
"I'm not a big fan of the fact that all my e-life is under the auspices of the US legislation, especially not in light of recent events, he wrote in his message of 2013. During his arrest, he drove to Japan, former wife, Malin Sandell told Associated Press that during two weeks of the jiujitsu training he was one of the few hobbies that he was doing outside of his work.
His Ecuadorian girlfriend said she did not mind Bin that always expressed her strong support to Assange, despite what the founder of WikiLeaks has is Mr. Anyways in Sweden and would be an obvious topic for conversation in small Ecuadorian software circles
"Ola is not a hacker, if you mean a criminal, but he's trying to figure out how computers work and protecting the privacy of people, "said Sophia Ramos in an interview with Brussels.
Ramos worked with Bin on a project at the Center for Digital Autonomy to create a more secure instant messaging protocol. In its statement on the day it was announced that Computerworld had recognized it in 2010 by the Swedish developer number 6.
The Center is a small, non-profit organization that has private, secure, and anonymous communications in Ecuador and Spain. Her website reports that he has contributed to well-known projects, including Enigmail and the Tor Tor Browser.
A few hours before he left for the airport on Thursday, Biny sent a Tweets warning of "witch hunt" by the Ecuadorian authorities. Assange's forced departure from the embassy. Now his friends say that the prophecy seems to be true.
"I did not understand that knowing someone is a crime," said Vijay Prashad, who runs the Marxist publishing house in India, and recently saw Bina several months ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil. "He is the last man ever to participate in an attempt to overthrow the government."