Federal prosecutors are dismissing 11 of the 17 counts against Barrett Brown, an American author and activist who has spent the last year-and-a-half awaiting trial behind bars in Texas.

United States Attorney Sarah R. Saldana filed paperwork on Wednesday requesting that the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas throw out count one and counts three through twelve from two of the criminal indictments unsealed against Brown in 2012.

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