U.S. detains and questions WikiLeaks researcher
Jacob Appelbaum, a volunteer security researcher for WikiLeaks – the site behind last week’s release of 92,000 classified Afghan war documents – was detained, questioned by officials at the Newark airport about his involvement with the site, and had his documents and receipts photocopied, The Independent reports.
According to CNET, Appelbaum was told that he was randomly selected for a screening, but officials asked him his opinion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Assange’s location, and confiscated his cell phones. He was eventually released and allowed to catch his connecting flight.
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