Canada denied asylum to an alleged Wikileaks middleman this week, earning harsh comments from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
“Canada’s actions are shameful. It may as well not have a border,” Assange said in a statement on the National Post.
Matt DeHart was handed over to the U.S. by the Canada Border Patrol Sunday. DeHart used to be in the Air National Guard. He’s also an alleged Anonymous hacker, and has child pornography charges. He believes that the charges are a ruse.
“While the U.S. government has yet to file an indictment under the Espionage Act in this case, it is obvious that the flimsy child pornography charges are a pretext to punish DeHart and force him to return to the U.S.,” Jesselyn Radack, a U.S. national security and human rights attorney said.
Apparently, he was tortured when he was in the U.S.
This is a bizarre case, but even stranger that Canada would be so mean to someone! Even someone with the track record of this guy. I think the strangest part of this story is that Canada did not show mercy to this man and sent him into the hands of the United States. He must have been too much for them to handle.
Read more here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/02/canada-shameful-for-denying-asylum-to-alleged-anonymous-hacker-matthew-dehart-wikileaks-founder/