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Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini, privacy advocate and free software developer, is being detained as a political prisoner in Ecuador. Please take action to show your support:

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Analysis of the detention and deprivation of liberty of Ola Bini by the Observatorio de Derechos y Justicia

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Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini interview at Plan V

El programador sueco y sus abogados temen que les "planten" alguna evidencia en sus dispositivos electrónicos, pues aunque nunca dieron las contraseñas, no descartan que hayan podido ser desbloqueados por las autoridades. Lee el artículo...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini interview at La Barra Espaciadora

La controversial detención del sueco Ola Bini, en Quito, supone la necesidad de preguntarnos por las motivaciones del gobierno de Lenín Moreno y las de su ministra más fuerte, María Paula Romo, para propiciar un arresto sin pruebas suficientes y...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini interview at GK

El programador sueco Ola Bini, detenido en abril por supuestamente atacar sistemas informáticos, salió en libertad luego de un pedido de Habeas Corpus. El proceso en su contra continúa y él debe presentarse todos los viernes ante la Fiscalía. En esta...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini interview at PuntoNoticias

En nuestra primera emisión tuvimos a Ola Bini, desarrollador de software y programador sueco, quien contó cómo fue su detención, arbitraria e ilegal, según sus abogados, que lo llevó a la cárcel.
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini interview at Telesur

In a sit-down interview with teleSUR, Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini opens up about his friendship with Julian Assange, his recent arrest and unlawful imprisonment in Ecuador, giving unique insight into the deteriorating prison...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini interview at Democracy Now!

Last week, an Ecuadorian judge ordered the release of Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, who spent more than two months in jail without charge. Bini is a friend of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. He was arrested in Quito on the...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini presents himself at the Prosecution's office

These two videos are of Ola Bini showing his presence at the Prosecution's office, as requested by justice in Ecuador. This is the first time he attends. Prior to going to the office: The statement and questions after Ola Bini presented himself at...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ecuadorian justice accepts writ of habeas corpus in favor of Ola Bini

On the evening of Thursday, June 20th, the Ecuadorian court accepted the writ of habeas corpus granting the release of renowned Swedish free software and privacy advocate Ola Bini, detained since April 11th, 2019 in Quito. After hearing the news, Ola...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

RightsCon Tunis

Greetings to all of you at RightsCon in Tunis. My name is Ola Bini. I work on technical security and privacy issues. I’m writing to you on Friday, May 24th, 2019 from the provisional detention center El Inca, in Quito, Ecuador. I have today been...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

International Legal Team for Ola Bini Files Urgent Appeal to UN Special Procedures

International legal team files urgent communication with the united nations working group on arbitrary detention and other special rapporteurs against the Republic of Ecuador in respect of swedish national, Ola Bini LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO/BUENOS AIRES,...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Today

We are getting fewer here. When I first arrived, we were around 95 people and around 30 that came only to sleep. 17 cells, almost all meant for a single person. Now we are 24 and around 20 more during night. People keep getting released. I’m glad for...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

On collaboration

STATEMENT: ON COLLABORATION In yesterday’s bail hearing, both the prosecution and the judge claimed repeatedly that I have not been collaborating with the legal process. The implication was that keeping me in prison is a punishment for this perceived...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini, a Human Rights Defender, Has Spent Nearly Two Months in a Prison in Ecuador

5 June 2019. Ola Bini, a Swedish citizen who has been a resident in Ecuador since 2013, has been in prison in Ecuador since 11 April 2019. No evidence has yet been provided that would justify the detention of Ola Bini. Ola does not know why he has...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Letter UN

UN Doc translation 7th May 2019 To: His excellency Sr. Emilio Rafael Izuierdo Miño Ambassador Permanent Representative Permanent Mission of the Republic of Ecuador Before the Office of the United Nations and other international organisations in...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Letter to the President of Ecuador

Boredom and the occasional brush with violence is probably the worst part of prison. Boredom, frustration, anger, depression. They all come from the same place. No one here is unaffected and I suspect many will have lasting psychological damage from...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Revealing Passwords

It’s evening in the cellblock. Things are fairly quiet. It was a long day. Many had visits from their lawyers, a few got released; most of them finished their sentence on Thursday, but Friday was a holiday and due to the slow administration, they...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Compartmentalization

Most of the time we are between 80 and 90 prisoners in my cellblock. Around half of those are always sick. Part of that is bad sanitation, we have little clean water, but mostly it’s because we are a lot of people crammed together in one small space....
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

The Future of IT Security in Ecuador

I’m tired. Sleep deprived. Prison is much louder than I could ever imagine. And add to that sleeping on the floor, in a small room with 6 other inmates, getting rest is a significant challenge. I’ve been thinking about my situation and the case...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Power

Just outside the door to my cellblock, is the “calabozo”, the dungeon. Officially, they are called “reflection cells”. This is where people who misbehave are sent for 12 hours or more, without food and in ugly conditions. The door has a small grid...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Cypherpunks

El Inca is a prison that contains all kinds of people. People who didn’t pay alimony, people who committed fraud, recreational drug users, drug traffickers, murderers – and me - . One thing that surprised me a lot when I came here was how important...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

The Books I Read in Prison

In this prison there are not many books. There are a few Bibles and a copy of Ben Hur in my cell block. But that’s it. I’ve seen a library when entering the prison, but I never see people there, or with new books. No one seems to know or care. This...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Statement for Cryptorave

As they dared, we too shall dare. Even though we have all to loose, as any other Latin American citizen that goes against what power wants. But they dared against us, the people. They dared to incarcerate whomever and whenever they want without any...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

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Why Ecuador?

Two weeks. Prison here in Ecuador is a maddening mix of long stretches of isolation and boredom interspersed with random threats and acts of violence. Today was a break in the structure: visitation day. You can receive max 2 visitors for 3 hours. Two...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

The most important thing

I'm sitting in prison- I'm in my cell. It's dark, someone took all the light bulbs in the cells. So, I'm sitting close to the door, so the light from the corridor outside can allow me to see what I'm writing. I've been here a week, but it feels...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Letter to the Prime Minister of Sweden

Dear Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, On April 11, Swedish national Ola Metodius Bini, a free software developer, was arrested in Quito (Ecuador). He has been living in the Republic of Ecuador for the past six years. Ola Bini is now serving a 90-day...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini’s statement from arbitrary detention at El Inca Prison, Ecuador

First, I want to thank all my supporters out there. I've been told about the attention this case is getting from all the world, and I appreciate it more than I can say. To my friends, family and nearest ones: all my love - you're constantly in my...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Free Ola Bini Solidarity Letter

Ola Bini is a developer, not a criminal. As technologists, free and open source developers, and individuals and organizations working to protect the security of the Internet, we wish to protest in the strongest terms the continuing illegal detention...
Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

Ola Bini arrested in Ecuador

People working for free software and privacy should not be criminalized There is nothing criminal about wanting privacy. Ola Bini, @olabini, a world-renowned figure in the field of free software and defender of digital rights and privacy, was...