Stockholm – Wikileaks, the whistleblower site that recently
published more than 90,000 U.S. government documents related to the war in
Afghanistan, has officially accepted an offer from Sweden’s Pirate Party to
host some of its Web servers, TorrentFreak reported. The Pirate Party has said
it intends, should it be voted into Parliament next month, to claim
Parliamentary immunity on servers it hosts from within the halls of Sweden’s
government — and in theory make it impossible to remove content from those
The Pirate Party made its offer to Wikileaks last month, amid concerns that the site could be targeted for shutdown by U.S. authorities.
"We welcome the help provided by the Pirate Party," Wikileaks
spokesman Julian Assange told TorrentFreak.
"Our organisations share many
values and I am looking forward to future ways we can help each other improve
"I’m delighted that we’re able to help WikiLeaks,"
Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge told TorrentFreak.
(DMW previous coverage)