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Murray has known Sonne for seven years and said he would never do anything malicious. “There’s something fishy to all this. He’s not this kind of person,” Murray said. “Reading all the stuff about explosives — that’s not Byron.” Not long before his arrest three weeks ago, Sonne had joked he was the last guy counter-terrorism officials would be prone to investigate. Sonne made the comment about a month ago at a “Surveillance Club” meeting, a monthly gathering for academics and activists who enjoy discussing surveillance issues and ideas. Sonne shared his plans to protest the G20 and mused he was hardly the type to raise security alarm bells — slightly nerdy with a receding hairline, the computer specialist lives in a million-dollar Forest Hill home with his artist wife.