OpValentine: Anonymous Shows Support for Arrested Activists and Hackers

Barrett Brown, Jeremy Hammond and many others are on the list

Anonymous has initiated a campaign called OpValentine. The operation is not about breaching websites, but about showing support for the hackers and activists who were arrested after trying to militate for various causes.

“Where will we be on Valentine's day? With whom? One thing is certain, most of us will have the freedom to tell whom we care ‘I love you’ and shower them with hugs,” the initiators of the campaign stated.

“Separated from their friends, their family, all of their love ones, many of our brothers and sisters will be deprived of this most basic human right. They have sacrificed their freedom to expose corruption and human rights violations,” they added.

“So, Valentine day is a most appropriate occasion to share in their spirit and remind them, that their isolation is only physical. They are not alone, not forgotten and we stand with them and care. So let our Valentine day cards show that we are indeed Legion, that we do not forget and that our gratitude and solidarity can be expected.”

The individuals present on the Valentine’s Day mailing list include Anonw0rmer, 14 people accused of launching distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against PayPal, and LulzSec’s Jeremy Hammond.

The list also includes The Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Bradley Manning, and several Occupy activists.

The hackers also show support for Barrett Brown. The Anonymous spokesperson has been charged for several offences, including threatening an FBI agent, sharing information stolen by hacktivists from Stratfor, and concealing evidence.

Names, addresses and details on how to send postcards to the inmates are available in the Pastebin paste published by the hackers.

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