One of the key prosecution witnesses in the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Icelandic citizen Sigurdur Thordarson, admitted to giving false testimony.
According to the Icelandic newspaper Stundin, which published an interview with Thordarson, according to court documents, Assange, with the help of the latter, wanted to carry out hacking hacks in Iceland, including those directed against parliamentarians.
Thordarson said in an interview that Assange did not ask him to hack the phones of politicians. Now he claims that he received files that allegedly contained recordings of conversations of parliamentarians from an unknown source who offered to share this data with Assange, the newspaper writes. According to the publication, Thordarson did not check the contents of the files and does not know what was on them.
The witness also told the publication that on his own initiative he gave Assange access to a government website with information about the movement of police cars, although Assange did not ask for it. Thordarson had access to the site, as he was a volunteer in the rescue services, the publication explains.
Earlier it was reported that the US Department of Justice in 2019 prepared new charges against Assange, a former FBI informant Sigurdur Thordarson, who was sentenced to prison for fabricating documents under the name of Assange, fraud, and pedophilia, was involved as a key witness.