09/09/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 646 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 643 days. 
 - 83 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 840 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 190 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 726 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Alert: There is a fake phising website parodying Friends of WikiLeaks. Be sure you are logging in at http://wlfriends.org (the known phishing website is at wwwlfriends[dot]org).
  • An article in Political Prisoners of Thailand analyses Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's relations with the Thai monarchy, using information from cables released by WikiLeaks.
  • The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde wrote on Sweden and issues in its legal systems, with reference to a WikiLeaks cable which specifically discusses The Pirate Bay.
  • The Colombo Telegraph recounted a 2010 meeting between U.S. officials in Colombo and opposition leaders, using information from WikiLeaks cables.
  • Australian Senator Scott Ludlam asked a representative of the Attorney-General whether TrapWire was/is used by either the Australian Federal Police (AFP) or the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). ASIO said it "does not comment publicly on its intelligence collection capabilities", while AFP stated it has no knowledge of the system.
  • The Sydney public forum "Assange, WikiLeaks, & the Law in a Post 9/11 World" will be livestreamed at 6PM Sydney time (9AM London, 4AM New York).
  • WikiLeaks tweeted information to "Free Anakata", who is facing deportation to Sweden. Anakata worked on WikiLeaks' "Collateral Murder" video, and his company prq.se also used to host WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:
  • Glenn Greenwald wrote on the U.S.'s refusal to extradite Bolivian ex-president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada to face genocide charges, drawing parallels to Julian Assange's asylum situation.
  • 29 pages of email correspondence between the Swedish and UK prosecution discussing Julian Assange have been released under a FOI request.
  • Swedish law expert Marten Löfberg discussed Julian Assange's situation, commenting that it would be naive to regard his fears of U.S. prosecution as paranoia.
  • Julian Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson will be on SBS Dateline, September 11 at 9:30PM, where she will discuss Mr Assange's case, the lack of Australian Government assistance, and what this has done to Sweden's reputation.
  • Rodney Shakespeare did a Sherlock Holmes-esque analysis of the Swedish allegations against Julian Assange.
  • Julian Assange will be issued an Aboriginal Passport, which will be received by his father John Shipton, at The Settlement, 15 September at 11AM. Aboriginal passports are used to travel through the Aboriginal Nations.
  • Two journalists have been granted refuge at the South African Embassy in Madagascar, in what is described as "a trend after Julian Assange".

Bradley Manning News:
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez will be speaking on "Enforcing the Absolute Prohibition Against Torture" at Chatham House, London, 6PM on September 10. Mr Mendez has previously condemned the treatment of Bradley Manning as "cruel, inhuman, and degrading".