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l'Espresso journalist @SMaurizi on meeting with Julian Assange

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Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

1 year ago I received a call: can you fly to London immediately? @wikileaks was ready to handle me Italian cables 4 l'ESPRESSO-LA REPUBBLICA

08/01/2012 23:13:56 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I flew from Rome Fiumicino to London. I was instructed to take a train, someone was ready to drive me to a country house

08/01/2012 23:20:57 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I have no idea where that country house was. Windows were fully covered by curtains so that no one could see what was going on inside

08/01/2012 23:26:09 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

Mobile phones and internet connection were NOT working in that house.

08/01/2012 23:28:13 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I told @wikileaks people it was a paradox that we couldn't access the internet in the realm of @wikileaks

08/01/2012 23:28:54 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

@wikileaks people told me that they chosen that house in a way that electronic communications and thus eavesdropping were discouraged

08/01/2012 23:31:03 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

@wikileaks people told me that they chosen that house in a way that electronic communications and thus eavesdropping were discouraged

08/01/2012 23:31:03 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I was given an encrypted file: 4,189 Italian cables.I was told I was supposed 2 put cables in air-gapped computers 2 avoid intrusions (con)

08/01/2012 23:36:39 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I was NOT supposed to reveal or publish passwords protectiing the encrypted file: NEVER EVER

08/01/2012 23:37:42 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I was supposed to edit info+names which could endanger lives,BUT I was NOT supposed 2 edit info which could be embarrassing 4powerful people

08/01/2012 23:40:01 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I followed the rules we had agreed scupulously and never ever experienced problems in dealing with @wikileaks

08/01/2012 23:51:38 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

Before cables I had worked on Afghan War Logs, and before I had worked with @wikileaks in 2009, when they handled me an audiofile abt (cont)

08/01/2012 23:53:20 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

the alleged role of the Italian secret services in garbage scandal inNaples.I published this story in l'ESPRESSO:http://t.co/XjqUjXxB

08/01/2012 23:56:36 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

My meeting w/ #Assange 4 getting the Afghan War Logs for l'ESPRESSO was intriguing.I told this story in my book http://t.co/MmcKSabr

08/01/2012 23:59:12 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I met #Assange in Berlin the 27th of September 2010, later on I discovered he was accused of trying to escape from justice in Sweden

09/01/2012 00:03:35 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange was NOT trying to avoid questioning in Sweden: we had an appointment in Berlin, where I was supposed to get the Afghan War Logs

09/01/2012 00:05:24 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange arrived very late in the evening (btwn 10,30-11 PM Berlin-time). He met me in the lounge of my hotel. I noticed he had no luggage

09/01/2012 00:07:46 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange only had his laptop and a small plastic bag containing a t-shirt, a toothbrush &2-3 small bottles of liquid soap.

09/01/2012 00:10:05 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange told me: this is all I was given at the airport after I was told my luggage was lost

09/01/2012 00:11:11 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange seemed worried& ruminating on that fact:he had opted for direct flight 2Berlin,he thought it was strange that his luggage was lost

09/01/2012 00:15:11 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

I tried 2dispel some paranoia abt the luggage: his laptop was still there,I couldn't believe the CIA more interested in his socks

09/01/2012 00:18:31 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange replied: "I bring this laptop ALWAYS with me: it is not possible that it get lost" & he put his hand in a high neck pullover(cont)

09/01/2012 00:23:52 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange extracted a usb stick from his high neck pullover and told me: "I bring also this usb stick with me"

09/01/2012 00:26:46 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange extracted a usb stick from his high neck pullover and told me: "I bring also this usb stick with me"

09/01/2012 00:26:46 WIB
Stefania Maurizi @SMaurizi

#Assange showed me a small piece of paper. There was something written on it: it looked like a very long statement full of symbols

09/01/2012 00:33:22 WIB
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