Ex-Wikileaks spokesman admits destroying files

Written by Iain Farquhar

August 24, 2011 // 12:18 p.m.

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Daniel Domscheit-Berg, ex-spokesman for the controversial site Wikileaks, has admitted destroying thousands of documents that had been sent to the site.

Mr Domscheit-Berg claims to have destroyed the files in an effort to prevent sources from being revealed. The files in question included a complete version of the US No-Fly list, detailing who isn’t allowed into or out of the country due to suspected links to terrorism.

This claim was later confirmed via twitter when Wikileaks corroborated Mr Domscheit-Berg’s story. Wikileaks also accused Domscheit-Berg of deleting over 5Gbs of data taken off servers when he left, a claim that he is yet to confirm.

A statement attributed to Julian Assange has accused Domscheit-Berg of sabotage and attempted blackmail.

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