09/06/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 643 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 640 days. 
 - 80 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 837 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 187 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 723 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • An article in Index on Censorship discusses President Obama's free speech record, stating that his administration's "First Amendment failings" were most evident in its handling of WikiLeaks, in particular the ongoing Grand Jury investigation of the organisation.

Julian Assange News:
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on Julian Assange's case, saying the fact that Sweden will not guarantee against U.S. extradition "leads one to think that this is a political case". He also said the decision of the UK to extradite Mr Assange shows the Government's "double standards".
  • Today Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino again requested that the UK grant safe passage to Julian Assange, in order to "end the impasse and protect [Mr Assange's] life".
  • Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, wrote on Sweden's past violations of human rights and their current handling of Julian Assange's case.
  • An article published in NACLA compares the asylum cases of Julian Assange and Ecuadorian journalist Emilio Palacio, focusing on the media's hypocrisy in commenting on these cases.
  • WISE Up Action published an update on the ongoing supporter presence outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for Julian Assange.

Bradley Manning News:
  • October 10th has been set for the case "Center for Constitutional Rights v. United States of America and Col. Denise Lind" regarding press and public access to records related to Bradley Manning's court martial.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola wrote on over 100 people marching against the Democratic National Convention in support of Bradley Manning.