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Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Faces 900th Day in Prison
« on: September 01, 2014, 22:19:38 PM »
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Faces 900th Day in Prison

A recent photograph of Hammond, released by supporters. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Hammond/

Published 24 August 2014

Supporters of imprisoned U.S. hacktivist Jeremy Hammond have flooded social media with messages of support and demands for his release.

Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond spent his 900th day in prison on Saturday, after being sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in November 2013 for hacking the private intelligence firm Stratfor.

Hammond and other Anonymous hackers were accused of handing whistle-blowing organization Wikileaks millions of Stratfor emails, which caused a storm of controversy when they were subsequently published online.

Collectively known as the “Global Intelligence Files," Wikileaks says the “emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment-laundering techniques and psychological methods."

“The emails also expose the revolving door that operates in private intelligence companies in the United States,” Wikileaks says on its website.

Hammond pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 2013, but his supporters say he exposed serious misconduct by the intelligence community. Emails contained in the Global Intelligence Files indicate Stratfor spied on human rights activists on behalf of companies like chemical giant Dow Chemical.

“Jeremy is a brave hacktivist currently serving 10 years in federal prison for believing information has a right to be free,” The Free Jeremy Hammond Twitter campaign says.

Regular updates on Hammond's condition and the campaign for his release are available at

Commemorating Hammond's 900th day in prison, supporters flooded social media with messages of support.