The story of American hacktivist Matt DeHart reads like the script from Mel Gibson's Conspiracy Theory movie.
A former US soldier, he , was being held in a Canadian prison after seeking asylum from the US government for his work with Anonymous and trumped up child pornography charges.
Yesterday, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) turned down his request, although they did says there was no “credible or trustworthy evidence” he committed the child pornography offences alleged by the American government.
DeHart claims that he was tortured by the FBI in August.2010 while being interrogated about his connections to the hacker group Anonymous and a secret FBI document he found on his hidden Tor server that he believes was destined for Wikileaks.
The National Post ran a series of articles about this bizarre case that just amazed and haunted me. No doubt there are some interesting twists and turns, particularly related to his contact with the Russians.
I do not know if we will ever know the rights of this strange case, but there is no doubt in my mind that the Americans have used torture and seem to be slipping into police state mode in a zealous campaign to catch hacktivists and whistle blowers.
Big Brother is watching ready to sccop-you up and send you to The Village like the 1960's sci-fi series The Prisoner.