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WikiLeaks activist in New York to protest US whistleblowers clampdown

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Image from a quicklink Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic MP who was part of a small team of activists that produced the WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, has arrived in the United States for the first time since the controversy three years ago, to protest against what she sees as a disproportionate clampdown by the US government on internet whistleblowers. Jónsdóttir formed part of a very small group of volunteers who joined Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in Iceland to prepare the Collateral Murder video for publication. It had been leaked as part of a massive trove of US state secrets that Manning has admitted to passing to WikiLeaks between 2009 and 2010 including hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables from around the world.

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