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Saturday, October 09, 2004

FBI targets websites posting information about Swiss-police photographing protestors


FBI requested that Indymedia take down a post on the Nantes IMC that apparently had photos of undercover Swiss police, who had been photographing protestors. IMC volunteers in Seattle were visited by the FBI on the same issue. When asked what the US government was doing requesting the removal of information from a French-run website that contained information about Swiss police actions, the FBI stated that this was a “courtesy” to the Swiss government. The FBI agents stated that no laws had been broken, and no crimes had been committed. However, because no identifying information was posted on the website in question, it was unclear what actions the FBI was requesting. If no laws have been broken and no crime committed then why is the FBI making such requests?