Man wrongly detained for 50 days has ISP to thank
I am not that number, I am not a free man
Police in India wrongfully arrested and detained a Bangalore man for 50 days after internet service provider Airtel mis-identified him as the person who posted images on Orkut that insulted a revered historical figure.
Lakshmana Kailash K., a 26-year-old techie, was arrested at his home on August 31 and transported to Pune, more than 10 hours away, according to news reports. He was held for 50 days and was released three weeks after police claimed to have apprehended the real people responsible for the posting.
Lakshmana's saga started after someone posted unflattering images of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who lived in the 17th Century and is credited by many as the founder of the Maratha empire in Western India. According to this post, authorities got the poster's IP address of from Google and then paid a visit to Airtel to find out who it belonged to. Airtel fingered Lakshmana.
Google has said repeatedly it has no option but to cooperate with official law enforcement inquiries - such as this case. Indian police are saying it's not their fault for wrongly detaining a man for 50 days. And an Airtel representative was quoted saying the company is "distressed by the severe inconvenience" caused to their customer.
Translation: if you live in a country where freedom of speech is not protected, you can be imprisoned for weeks at a time for no other reason than you use the net. Sure, Google and your ISP may feel bad about your plight, but they certainly won't be standing behind you. ®
If you want true free speech just use one of them new fangled voting machines. They're hack proof and have paper receipts...well ok no paper receipts but they are unhackable..ah wait..ok so they're hackable but it has never been proven that any political group in the USA would do that..except in 2004 and 2006...hmmm
Anyone in Norway looking for IT support?
Just small correction. First, he didn't give an old phone, but an old SIM card to his second cousin YEARS ago while he was NOT in Australia. His second cousin, is not bomber, only a suspect.
Also worth notice is police made number of F*ck up, and Immigration minister just keeps trying to show selective so called "evidence", in order to justify his action. And to date, the so called "real stuff" are just non existing.
By the way, you do know that under the same law he was arrested, we already broke the law by speaking the poor guy was arrested by police.
Welcome to Australia, *we* will happily lock you up.
Try aussi, this guy will be held forever
under our "new" law, this poor guy will be secretly locked-up for as long as it takes (aka, forever or unless his death), and report/known his detention will be a crime. So if you read this news, and if this guy was in our "great" country, you are also breaking the law.
Consider yourself lucky.