Teenage WikiLeaks volunteer: Why I served as an FBI informant

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Sigurdur Thordarson (left) met with Julian Assange numerous times in the United Kingdom in 2011.
Sigurdur Thordarson

A young Icelandic boy’s journey as an informant all began with a cryptic e-mail sent to the United States Embassy in Reykjavík.

To: reykjavikdatt@state.gov
Subject: Regarding an Ongoing Criminal investigation in the United States.
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 03:33:39 +0000

After a quick search on the internet i have yet not been able to find a reliable contact form to establish a meeting with a person regarding an on going criminal investigation.

The nature of the investigation is not something that i desire to speak over an email conversation.

The nature of the intel that can be brought to light in that investigation will not be spoken over email conversation.

I here by request a meeting at the U.S Embassy in Iceland, or any other place.

I am an Icelandic citizen.

I can be contacted via this email address

Or Via Phone: [REDACTED]

I request also that this email will be considered confidential.

The e-mail was from Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson (Sigurður Ingi Þórðarsson), then an 18-year-old.

Thordarson had been involved with WikiLeaks during the previous 18 months, moving ever-closer to the inner circle of the group—Julian Assange eventually promoted him to running the group’s IRC channel, and he was put in charge of dealing with newcomers, media, and other volunteers.

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