09/24/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 661 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 658 days. 
 - 98 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 855 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 205 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 741 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (11,827) from Lattakia, the main port city in Syria, and all emails (7,859) from Syrian Higher Commission for Scientific Research. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 157,000 emails.
  • Transcript of lawyer Kellie Tranter's talk on "Assange, Manning & Wikileaks: Can the Global Support Movement Hold the Line?" has been published. Video and transcript of archivist Cassie Findlay's speech at the same event is also available.
  • A new whistleblowing platform based in Iceland, The Associated Whistle-blowing Press (AWP), is set to launch in the last week of September.
  • Twitter account @OpManning reported that Ethan McCord, soldier seen on the ground rescuing children in 'Collateral Murder', has been admitted to a medical center due to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange, along with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and a representative from the Center for Constitutional Rights, will address the UN General Assembly on September 26. For UN video feed, contact the Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the UN.
  • WikiLeaks released a statement from Julian Assange in which he joins Argentine journalist Herman Schiller in rejecting the Perfil Freedom of Expression award. This is due to the award being concurrently awarded to the director of 'Fundamedios', who was revealed as a U.S. informant in WikiLeaks cables.
  • A discussion held by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) aimed to discredit Julian Assange, but panelist Mark Weisbrot, who has written extensively on Mr Assange and his asylum, debunked many of the claims being presented. Full video of the event is available. 
  • Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Srinivas Burra wrote an in-depth analysis on Julian Assange's asylum and its legal justification.
  • Julian Assange's lawyer Baltasar Garzon commented that he hopes Ecuador and the UK can reach a diplomatic solution over Mr Assange's situation when their representatives meet in New York on September 27. He further stated that alternative solutions are being studied if no agreement is reached.
  • Students from Chile, Belgium, Brasil, and Colombia visited the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and met with Ambassador Ana Albán and Consul General Fidel Narváez, as well as Julian Assange. The students expressed their support for Ecuador's decision to grant asylum to Mr Assange.
  • Angela Richter, creator of the upcoming play "ASSASSINATE ASSANGE", was interviewed about her meetings with Julian Assange and what the play will focus on.