Police Investigating ‘Strange Disappearance’ of WikiLeaks Associate in Norway

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(ZHE— Norwegian police have launched an investigation into the “unusual disappearance” of Arjen Kamphuis – a Dutch citizen and affiliate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Kamphuis, an avid hiker, disappeared after leaving his lodge in Bodø, Norway on August 20 in response to the WikiLeaks Twitter account. He was set to fly out of Trondheim on August 22 after a 10-hour prepare experience, “suggesting that he disappeared in inside hours in Bodø, Trondheim or on the prepare.”

An internet site set as much as collect info on the lacking individual says: “He’s 47 years outdated, 1.78 meters tall and has a traditional posture. He was often wearing black and carrying his black backpack. He’s an avid hiker.”

There have reportedly been two unconfirmed attainable sightings, one in Alesund, Norway, and the opposite in Ribe, Denmark. –DW

Norwegian police started investigating Kamphuis’s disappearance  on Sunday.

“We’ve got began an investigation,” police spokesman Tommy Bech instructed AFP, including that thus far they’ve “no clue” the place the Dutch citizen is and “wouldn’t speculate about what could have occurred to him.”

Till Kamphuis is formally reported lacking within the Netherlands, Norwegian police can’t legally entry his cellphone’s monitoring knowledge, in response to the Norwegian Verdens Gang tabloid. The Dutch Ministry of Overseas Affairs, in the meantime, stated that it’s conscious of the disappearance after a buddy of Kamphuis and privateness activist Ancilla van de Leest despatched a tweet about his disappearance.

The primary report of Kamphuis’s disappearance was reported by De Leest on Friday, writing that Kamphuis was set to board a prepare from Bodø to Trondheim.

Hypothesis over what’s occurred to the Assange affiliate has ranged from “going darkish” for a clandestine WikiLeaks mission, to killed by authorities operatives.