Normally that might apply but this is a man who is going out of his way to embarrass powerful people and knows it. Politicians are calling for his assasination in some parts of the West. He had by this point already published the War Logs and who knows what else that already had the American government angry and was moving around frequently in countries with strong free speech laws and strong courts.
Sure, not a traditional thing for an innocent man, but fairly traditional for someone who's pissed off powerful people in government. He's not necessarily innocent but one can't infer it by the usual means with all the political clout bearing down on him and his lifestyle of a hunted man.