04/08/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 492 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 489 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 686 days. 

WikiLeaks News:
  • The Chinese Government recently gifted a $35 million stadium to the Bahamas, which NYTimes related to WikiLeaks cables showing diplomats being increasingly worried about Chinese presence in the area.
  • Back in February 2011, the Telegraph analysed WikiLeaks cables on Omar Suleiman, who has now formally entered the Egyptian presidential race.
  • Patricia Bellia, Law Professor at University of Notre Dame, has written an 80 page essay on "WikiLeaks and the Institutional Framework for National Security Disclosures," detailing legalities and comparisons to the Pentagon Papers.
  • Glenn Greenwald wrote an article detailing U.S. filmmaker Laura Poitras being repeatedly detained at the U.S. border, drawing comparisons to WikiLeaks supporters and volunteers who have faced much of the same treatment.
  • More and more "Friends of WikiLeaks" accounts are appearing on Twitter. Here is the current list: Australia, Adelaide (Australia), Berlin (Germany), Frankfurt (Germany), Italy, Norway, Scotland, and United States.

Julian Assange News:
  • @SwedenVSAssange noted that Sweden's refusal to question Julian Assange is not beneficiary to the complainants, only to U.S. preparation of its cases against WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning.
  • Twitter user @SomersetBean's set of 80 posters containing facts about Julian Assange are now available at Picasa.
  • The US Ambassador to the UK, Louis Sussman, wishes to keep the US-UK Extradition Treaty in its current form, which does not require evidence only "reasonable suspicion."

Bradley Manning News:
  • David Powell, reporter for the Frontline Club, will be tweeting Bradley Manning's next set of hearings (April 24-26) and will also be releasing video interviews.