Police in Ecuador have arrested Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini for allegedly trying to destabilize the Ecuadorian government by “collaborating” with WikiLeaks.
Bini was arrested at Quito Airport in Ecuador on his way to Japan.
“For several years now, one of the key members of this WikiLeaks organization and a person close to Mr. Julian Assange has lived in Ecuador, and we have sufficient evidence that he has been collaborating with the destabilization attempts against the government,” Romo said at a press conference late last night.
Romo alleges that Bini worked with “two Russian hackers” who also live in Ecuador but it’s not clear that anyone else has been apprehended yet in connection to this case.
Update, 2:25pm: The National Police of Ecuador just tweeted photos that presumably show Bini, though his face has been obscured.