Before the latest Cypherpunks episode
of "The World Tomorrow" had even premiered on RT
, Jérémie Zimmerman, co-founder of the cyber freedoms group, La Quadrature du Net
, was detained on his way from the U.S. to France, after filming this episode of Assange's controversial talk show.
Zimmerman was grabbed by “self-identified FBI agents,” reports the WikiLeaks
Officers asked him various details regarding Julian Assange, and when he asked about his rights, the cyber-activist was threatened with arrest and imprisonment.
A tweet by WikiLeaks
reads: “We have confirmed U.S. authorities have this week detained and interrogated multiple Europeans about Assange.”
In another incident Smári McCarthy
, a co-founder and board member of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society, has also been stopped while entering the U.S. WikiLeaks reports that McCarthy was approached by 3 U.S. officials in Washington DC, and asked to become an informer.
McCarthy is to appear on part 2 of the Cypherpunks interviews next week.
While McCarthy's whereabouts are at present unknown, he remains in communication with the Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsdottir.
WikiLeaks feels that the FBI is building a case against Julian Assange. They state that should he be extradited to Sweden, he will then soon after be sent to the U.S.A.
An earlier episode of the controversial talk show featured Nabeel Rajab
, who is a Bahraini human rights activist. After the show was recorded and Rajab was returning home, he was detained by the Bahraini authorities. This was due to a tweet sent by Rajab, advising that he had been interviewed by Julian Assange.
reported on his arrest.
In that episode
of "The World Tomorrow", Rajab said that on the same day he announced on his Twitter account that he was going to appear on RT, his house was surrounded by almost 100 policemen armed with machine guns – but luckily he was not there at the time.
"The World Tomorrow
" is broadcast live every Tuesday on RT at 11:30 GMT and published on Digital Journal as soon as the video is available.
Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/326070#ixzz1wvCCSi6p
Episodes of "The World Tomorrow" are as follows:
Episode 1: Julian Assange 'The World Tomorrow' Episode 1 — Hassan Nasrallah
Episode 2: Assange — 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep. 2: Zizek & Horowitz (Video)
Episode 3: 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep 3: Assange & Tunisian president (video)
Episode 4: 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep 4. Rajab & El-Fattah: Arab Spring (video)
: Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep. 5: Surviving Guantanamo Bay
: Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep. 6: Ecuador fights its media
: Julian Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep. 7: Occupy movement
Episode 8: Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep 8: Cypherpunks Part 1