2011-08-19 WikiLeaks Notes: Latest News on #Cablegate Releases & #WikiLeaks


This is a "WikiLeaks News Update", a daily news update of stories that are obviously related to WikiLeaks and also freedom of information, transparency, cybersecurity, and freedom of expression. All the times are GMT.
- New Cable(s) were released today.

09:05 PM A cable obtained by Noticias Sin, WikiLeaks’ media partner in the Dominican Republic reveals there were suspicions that Puerto Rican murder convict and drug trafficker Jose Figueroa Agosto was allowed to escape from prison. The incident 'reaffirmed the public’s perception that which the judicial sector, the Public Ministry and the police are plagued with the corruption of drug trafficking':

The totality of the case of Figueroa-Sobeida-Mary and now Gonzalez, has been a public relations disaster for the police and judicial agencies, from the bungled (deliberately? ) first arrest attempt, until the release of Sobeida on bail and her disappearance, to the circus in press media which involves Peláez, and the possible complicity of the Justice Ministry when bringing to light the apparent cooperation by González with the authorities, even the involvement, it has been said, of at least two colonels of the unit antinarcotics in Gonzalez’s murder. From one incident to the other, the topic has reaffirmed the public’s perception that which the judicial sector, the Public Ministry and the police are plagued with the corruption of drug trafficking.

08:50 PM There has been some confusion as of late regarding twitter accounts of individuals posing as Julian Assange. WikiLeaks issued a statement on these fake accounts a few days back that is worth remembering:

1.Warning: Julian Assange does not have a twitter account, email, facebook, phone, etc. @JulianAssange_ etc (40k followers) are imposters.
2.Warning: The only official WikiLeaks twitter account is @WikiLeaks. The others are imposters e.g @wikileaksAR

07:30 PM Guatemala Presidential Frontrunner Linked to Narcos, a report by InSight Crime on the first WikiLeaks cable on Guatemala to have been published by Plaza Pública, concerning Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate Perez Molina ties to ‘narco family’ Mendoza.

05:20 PM According to an article that appeared today in heise.de, OpenLeaks has decided to destroy the stolen WikiLeaks data in their possession.

"I do feel sorry for the WikiLeaks leaker but they have to send their material once again somewhere where they trust the system.", stated Daniel Domscheit-Berg, founder of OpenLeaks.

Holger Stark, journalist of der Spiegel, declared via twitter that the only keys to the WikiLeaks documents in OpenLeaks’ possession are with Daniel Domscheit-Berg and his partner ; information he claims to have gotten from Julian Assange.
OpenLeaks had announced yesterday they would detroy the keys to the documents but have since taken a more extreme position on the matter.

For a more detailed take on this subject, please read Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the missing Wikileaks documents.

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