Free Ola Bini!
Solidara letero de Free Ola Bini

Solidara letero de Free Ola Bini

Ola Bini estas programisto, ne krimulo.

Kiel teĥnologiistoj, programistoj de libera kaj malferma kodo kaj individuoj kaj organizacioj laborantaj por protekti la sekureco de la Interreto, ni deziras plej forte protesti la daŭran areston en Ekvadoro de Ola Bini, fakulo pri cifera sekureco, konsilanto pri privateco, kontribuanto de libera programaro kaj advokato de liberaj rajtoj. Ni vidas lian daŭran antaŭgardan areston kiel arbitra kaj kiel atako kontraŭ ĉiu ni.

Ola estis detenita en la flughaveno de Kito la 11-an de aprilo kaj maleblita je eniri en aviadilon al Japanio. Liaj bazaj rajtoj estis negitaj: li ne estis informita pri la akuzoj kontraŭ li, nek oni disponigis al li tradukon al lia denaska lingvo, sveda, kaj li estis en neleĝa aresto sen eblon komuniki kun la sveda konsulo, flagrante malobservinte la ekvadoran konstitucion.

Post 17 horoj, oni donis fine leĝa helpo kaj, 30 horoj post lia aresto, juĝanto juĝordonis, ke li estu 90 tagojn en antaŭjuĝada aresto, dismissing all arguments of the defence and presenting extremely dubious evidence against him obtained by police and the prosecution. Photographs of Ola's equipment, books, and even stickers were published by the Ecuadorian police's Twitter account.

Following his arrest, Ecuador's Minister of Interior, María Paula Romo—-who had just days prior held a press conference in which she claimed that Russian hackers, and a Wikileaks affiliate, were living in Ecuador--told the BBC that Ola had visited Julian Assange many times over the years, and accused of him of collaborating with former government officials to destabilise the current government.

Ola Bini is a cybersecurity expert and privacy consultant in the field of Free and open source software, as well as a defender of digital rights. He is a Swedish national, living with a valid permit in Ecuador for six years, a country he loves and where he has built his life. Ola has been a software developer his entire life, having started coding as an 8 year old child. He is a prolific contributor to a long list of projects, among them OTRv4 and JRuby, and is a member of the advisory board of the flagship European project DECODE (grant nr 732546) on advanced cryptographic and privacy by design research. His continuing detention negatively affects this important work.

But above all, Ola is a loving, caring human being, who has devoted his life to what he believes is right and fair. He is a respected and important member of our community. He is one of us. For years, our community, our work has been persecuted, smeared and criminalised. Ola's case proves how vulnerable and unprotected we are, how easy it is to be targeted, and how easy it is for state actors to abuse their power arbitrarily against us.

Ecuador's actions against Ola impact us all. If members of our community are presented to the public as spies, hackers, hidden conspirators, intruders, then we are all at risk of being seen as a danger to society.

That is why we must raise our voices as one and demand that Ecuadorian authorities immediately release Ola Bini and unconditionally drop all charges against him.

Upholding the right to privacy is not a crime. Defending the right to free and open software is not a crime. Ola devotes his life to everyone's freedom. Now, it's our turn to fight for Ola's freedom.

Ni volas lin sekura, ni volas lin returna, ni volas lin libera!

#FreeOlaBini

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Signatories

Adrián López AnguloAgueda PallaresAino Vonge CorryAlex HincapiéAlicia del CarmenAmanda LarssonAmaranta CarvajalAmaranta OshimaAmy HarlibAna ArguelloAndrés N. RobalinoAndrés SalazarAnette GustafssonAris PapathéodorouBaruch GottliebBernt LarssonBruno Adriano PestoniCamille AkmutCamilo QuimbayoCarina LarssonCarina PerezChristina RamnforsCissé IbrahimClaudio GuarnieriClorben LundeCristina DerazenskiCéline WagnerDaniel PérezDaniel Terhorst-NorthDanny van HeumenDiego SaavedraDmytri KleinerElizabeth DuarteEnrique AmestoyEulalio BeFabián Almeida MorenoFederico SodoFrédéric LefebvreGeorge DanezisGerd WahlmanHåkan DewillIan GoldbergIlias BartoliniIvan JijonJan HaringJavier Martín PastorJohn LundenmarkJorge BasilagoJorge Maldonado VenturaJose PadillaJosé UrgilésJuan Lincango VegaJurre van BergenKarl KrukowKatrine GasserKevlin HenneyKleine HasslerKristina JonssonLars RamnforsLaura PoitrasLeire AzkargortaLeronardo ArgudoLodewijk LoosLucas SommerLuigino BracciMalin SandellMarcelo SotamingaMarco TeránMarie GutbubMarleen StikkerMaría HernándezMichael FriedrichsMichen SpookNadine NelkenNelly VoorhuisNick FarrNicol SandraNima FatemiPaulina CollaguazoRafael BonifazRaj SubramaniRaúl Mideros MoralesRodrigo IglesiasRodrigo Vaz Del PinoRoger IvarssonRonald KrinockRuben ZavalaRubén ZavalaRuth Delgado R.Saulo RonquilloSebastián AlmendarizSetareh SaboorSimon McGuinnessSimonetta EneaSofía CeliStefano BocconiSvjatoslav AgejenkoTaco van DijkTania SThijs van HmTomáš MrázUlla PernhultYuval Adamcorvoirfn