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    • Vittorio Antonio
    • 15.01.13 | 01:25 (IST)

    Aaron was a gifted individual with a sterling intellect and a universal world view. The large number of indictments by a federal prosecutor were unwarranted. When all the facts of Aaron's case are lined up one can only conclude that in reality he committed no crime. Washington has been shook-up by Wiki Leaks and no doubt Aaron became a victim of overreach by the fed. The legal fees associated with the indictments dried up his financial assets. It is the opinion of his closest friends that the federal prosecutor's interest in making an example of Aaron is what drove him to the edge. Washington under Obama has become extra bad news not only for individuals like Aaron but also for whistle blowers.

    from the article: Internet revolutionary Aaron Swarz, 26, kills himself amid legal battle
    First published 09:03 13.01.13 | Last updated 09:03 13.01.13
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