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Kim Dotcom compares his prosecution to Swartz

23 Jan, 2013

The Daily Beast notes that in an interview with The Guardian, Dotcom draws parallels between himself and Aaron Swartz. Dotcom is courting Swartz’s supporters, recasting his legal troubles as a battle between an overweening American government and a radical defender of free speech.

All I can say, is that I see similarities in the way we have been prosecuted. I see also similarities and abuses that are happening in the case against WikiLeaks that were happening to us.

Dotcom has retained noted human-rights lawyer Robert Amsterdam, who is best known for his work defending opposition activists against authoritarian governments.

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