Julian Assange associate and author of “Information Security for Journalists” Arjen Kamphuis has disappeared, the Norwegian police is working on the case.
Media agencies worldwide are reporting the strange disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, the Julian Assange associate. The news was confirmed by WikiLeaks on Sunday, the man has been missing since August 20, when he left his hotel in the Norwegian town of Bodo.
According to WikiLeaks, Kamphuis had bought a ticket for a flight departing on August 22 from Trondheim that is far from Bodo.
His friends believe he disappeared either in Bodo, Trondheim or on the way to the destination.
Update on the strange disappearance of @ArjenKamphuis. Arjen left his hotel in Bodø on August 20. He had a ticket flying out of Trondheim on August 22. The train between the two takes ~10 hours, suggesting that he disappeared in within hours in Bodø, Trondheim or on the train. https://t.co/t4OTJZGBeT
“A website set up to gather information on the missing person says: “He is 47 years old, 1.78 meters tall and has a normal posture. He was usually dressed in black and carrying his black backpack. He is an avid hiker.”” reported the German website dw.com.
At the time of writing, there have been two unconfirmed sightings, one in Alesund, Norway, and the other in Ribe, Denmark.
The Norwegian authorities have started an investigation on the case on Sunday.
“We have started an investigation,” police spokesman Tommy Bech told the news agency AFP. At the time, the police “would not speculate about what may have happened to him,”.
Hi everyone, small update about #FindArjen; The Norwegian police is working hard on the case now. We are keeping all options open, and hoping he will soon be found🤞
According to the Norwegian Verdens Gang tabloid newspaper, the Norwegian authorities cannot access location data collected by the Kamphuis’s mobile phone until he is officially reported missing in the Netherlands.
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