Lenin Moreno

Ola Bini

Free software developer and privacy activist Ola Bini, who is in prison in Ecuador, reflects on the responsibilities of privilege, his commitment to privacy and the risks poses by the rise of surveillance

Ola Bini

The letter by activists, intellectuals and software developers calls on the Swedish government to intercede on the behalf of Ola Bini to ensure the release of the privacy activist

In a note given to his parents who visited him at El Inca prison, Ecuador, software developer and activist Ola Bini said there was no substance to his case. He also condemned the war on knowledge being waged by the leaders of the world

Newsclick speaks to Y. Kiran Chandra, general secretary of the Free Software Movement of India and noted lawyer Renata Avila about the reasons behind the arrest of software developer and activist Ola Bini in Ecuador.

The protesters demanded withdrawal of economic measures imposed after the 4.2 billion dollar deal with the IMF and freedom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Quito airport

Bini’s arrest comes within hours of the Ecuadorian interior minister claiming that there are “Russian” hackers in Ecuador, having indicated a possible crackdown.

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