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Assange Case: Press Statement from 'Under Mattan'
Swedish government accused of interference.
STOCKHOLM (Rixstep) — The Swedish site 'Under Mattan' ('Under the Rug') hosted a bewildering number of documents obtained through FOI requests. The site had amongst other things published documents related to Anna Ardin, Sofia Wilén, Julian Assange, Björn Hurtig, Marianne Ny, and Erika Lejnefors, many of which had not been found elsewhere on the web.
The site was shut down without warning or subsequent explanation shortly after uploading documents showing the involvement of the Swedish armed forces and their possible connection to the Swedish media in the Assange case.
Following is the press statement from 'Under Mattan' in that regard.
Press Statement from 'Under Mattan'
Swedish Government Behind Shutdown of Pro-Assange Undermattan.com
Blog.com International shut down the famous Swedish free political investigative website and blog http://undermattan.com without any explanation or prior notice.
The site went dark shortly after it revealed the Swedish army's involvement and their possible connection to the Swedish media in the Julian Assange case.
The shutdown came as the above topic was being discussed at the Flashback forum. Independent sources say the shutdown was carried out at the behest of Swedish authorities acting on behalf of the government.
Similar behaviour by Swedish authorities had been observed and documented in both 2011 and 2012.
The shutdown was carried out in a manner normally associated with Middle Eastern regimes - without prior notice and in the middle of the night. Now no one is willing to answer questions or to reveal the reasons for the action.
So far there have been no arrests.
Under Mattan hosts a large amount of public information obtained through freedom of information requests regarding the Swedish government's handling of the Julian Assange case. The site had amongst other things published documents related to Anna Ardin, Julian Assange, Björn Hurtig, Erika Lejnefors, Marianne Ny and Sofia Wilén, many of which had not been found elsewhere on the web.
Before the shutdown, the website also revealed some suspicious and possibly criminal activity by Swedish intelligence and the Swedish foreign office where minister for foreign affairs Carl Bildt is in charge.
Damaged mirror with press release in Swedish - http://undermattan.wordpress.com
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