05/16/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 530 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 527 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 724 days.  
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active in the US for 610 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Multiple papers have been reporting a WikiLeaks cable led to the hanging of an Iranian kick-boxer. This is blatantly false. WikiLeaks sent out a series of tweets on the issue. Here are their full comments: 
    • "Murdoch's Times tries to smear WikiLeaks for Iranian hanging. Media morons run with it, without fact checking. The absolute contempt for the readers and the truth shows why there must be urgent reform. Let us consider the Iranian smear. We have: Wrong guy. This isn't the guy in the cable. Wrong publication. Spiegel, not WL, selected the cable, but anyway, it was redacted. Wrong country. Israel isn't even mentioned in the cable. In fact, there's no connection whatsoever with the story other than it mentions martial arts. And yet dozens of "press" outlets are running with it. Idiots! Wrong timeline. The guy (that the cable, as far as can be determined, has nothing to do with) was sentenced last August. Here is the Iranian Ninja cable the idiots are going on about http://www.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/09/09BAKU687.html"
  • WikiLeaks has been under sustained DDoS attacks for at least 72 hours. WL Press has a mirror of the website in case it's unreachable.
  • Khaled al-Masri, who was abducted and taken to a U.S. detention center in Afghanistan, will have his case heard by the European Court of Human Rights. WL Press has posted relevant WikiLeaks cables and articles.
  • Jennifer Robinson was on ABC RadioNational Law Report discussing her work with WikiLeaks, being put on an inhibited list, and the other causes she works for.
  • Dr. Peter Laufer was researching a book on animal abuse, when he came upon a WikiLeaks cable which mentions Ben Ali's son-in-law keeping a pet tiger, which he fed 4 chickens daily.


Bradley Manning News:
  • A promo video for the upcoming play "bradass87," staged in the back of the WikiLeaks Truck, has been uploaded.