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Ross Ulbricht in protective custody: 'Things took a dark turn for me'

12 Oct, 2018
by Jelmer van der Dussen
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Ross Ulbricht in protective custody: 'Things took a dark turn for me'

Ross Ulbricht has been placed in protective custody for not participating in an assault. The founder of Silk Road has shared on Twitter that 'things took a dark turn for me a month ago'.

Ulbricht describes that he refused to participate in an assault, 'which immediately turned me into a target. I'm not sure what will happen to me, but I know I made the right choice. It's never ok to initiate violence'.

Ulbricht is forbidden from going online, but dictates his tweets to his family.

The founder of Silk Road, a so-called dark web marketplace using Bitcoin as payment method that was shut down in 2013, is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years without the possibility of parole. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Ulbricht.

The mother of Ross recently started a petition to help bring him home. 'My son, Ross Ulbricht, is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years, without the possibility of parole, for a website he made when he was 26 years old and passionate about free markets and privacy. Ross―an Eagle Scout, scientist and peaceful entrepreneur―had all non-violent charges and no criminal history. This is a sentence that shocks the conscience', the mother writes.

Almost 91.000 people signed the petition so far.

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It's great that Ulbricht maintains his "peaceful, nonviolent" shtick. Never mind that he solicited the murders of five people to protect his highly-profitable criminal enterprise. Tell us again how "it's never ok to initiate violence"
17 Oct, 2018 - 17:47

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