29 March 2009

German police searches homes of wikileaks.de domain owner

(EDRI-gram)
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 police officers claimed the raid was initiated due to Mr. Reppe's position as the Wikileaks.de domain owner. 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 names of sites alleged to contain pornography, including child pornography. However, Wikileaks has not published any images from the sites.