WikiLeaks publishes more dispatches US Embassy in Bratislava

On August 22, WikiLeaks Slovensko was set to publish more classified diplomatic dispatches from the US Embassy in Bratislava, as part of a protest against the prison sentence given to Bradley Manning, the former US solider alleged to have leaked thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Head of the Slovak Human Rights Institute, Peter Weisenbacher, informed the TASR newswire.

On August 22, WikiLeaks Slovensko was set to publish more classified diplomatic dispatches from the US Embassy in Bratislava, as part of a protest against the prison sentence given to Bradley Manning, the former US solider alleged to have leaked thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Head of the Slovak Human Rights Institute, Peter Weisenbacher, informed the TASR newswire.

“Private Manning is a political prisoner, a prisoner of conscience,” said Peter Weisenbacher, the head of the Slovak Human Rights Institute. “Manning has not committed any crime – on the contrary, his detention and court were a slap in the face of justice and we cannot agree with that. Our effort for his release continues.” He added that he considered it outrageous that instead of investigating properly the abuse of power, US administration sought to prosecute Manning. The Institute has organised several steps to support Manning, and at the Pohoda music festival, more than 1,000 Slovaks signed a petition asking that Manning be freed.

Slovak civil activists, in collaboration with the Human Rights Institute, launched the Slovak version of WikiLeaks at the beginning 2013 to mark the first anniversary of the Gorilla protests. Slovak translations of diplomatic cables from the US Embassy have appeared on www.wikileaks-slovensko.org, containing correspondence on political, economic and global developments as well as certain details from behind the scenes in Slovak politics.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Nationwide testing gained contours

The Defence Ministry reveals details on upcoming testing, removal of the STU rector was far from normal. Take a look at our latest news digest.

President Zuzana Čaputová meeting with scientists and experts on epidemiology, infectology and medicine.

Senate voted STU rector down. Police called to the uni as well

The session of the Academic Senate proposed that Rector Fikar be dismissed.

Miroslav Fikar

Dozens of people die of COVID every day. A drop not expected for at least two weeks

People who would otherwise survive may die of other serious diagnoses due to the epidemic.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.