Digital Civil Rights in Europe

Article published in EDRi-gram 7.6

The German Police searched the homes of Theodor Reppe, the owner of the domain name wikileaks.de, alleging he was under investigation for “distribution of pornographic material” and “discovery of evidence”

The seven police officers in Dresden and four in Jena having performed the searches in the evening of 24 March 2009 claimed the raid was initiated due to Mr. Reppe’s position as the Wikileaks.de domain owner.

However, it is not clear what exact documents were targeted, because the German Police did not want to give any further information to Mr. Reppe and no contact was made with Wikileaks before or after the search. But the search is considered to be related with the publication of Wikileaks of the censorship lists for Australia, Thailand, Denmark and other countries. The lists include to sites alleged to contain pornography, including child pornography. However, Wikileaks has not published any images from the sites.

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