Jailed American journalist publishing a link to the data stolen




US authorities sentenced to five years on the news group was linked to the famous “Anonymous” hackers Anonymous, and that after the publication of links on the Internet concerning the stolen data.

And directed to Barrett Brown originally counts kill him in prison for more than 100 years, but the sentence was reduced after last year pleaded guilty. He said he broke the law to reveal the details of government activity is illegal.

The case sparked criticism from advocates of freedom of expression and media organizations and rights. This is Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who published the private spying program NSA NSA American revealed by the former contractor with Aleclh, Edward Snowden, a journalist Brown supporters.

Brown became a journalist in the United States, aged 33 years, an advocate for the group “Anonymous”, and was often appears in interviews speaking about. He was arrested after publishing a link to the data stolen from the Defense Intelligence Company, “Stratfor” Stratfor.

In April / May, Brown admitted that he was guilty on three counts, including obstruction of the police search, and making threats over the Internet, in addition to charges of involvement in the post data company “Stratfor”.

But according to the AFP news agency, in a written statement before Thursday’s session offered Brown the grounds set aside for this case. He said: “The government Ardtna to prison for decades to just copy and paste a link to a file available to the public, while there are other journalists also published a link without trial.”

The media rights groups have supported his defense said that he tried in the press for his work.



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