09/28/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 665 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 662 days. 
 - 102 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 859 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 209 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 745 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, where he answered questions about WikiLeaks' submission system, the main stream media, his work, and much more. (If you don't wish to navigate through all the Reddit comments, here are just the questions and Mr Hrafnsson's answers.)
  • More analyses of the U.S. documents which shows WikiLeaks and Julian Assange being labeled as the "enemy" have come out:
    • A Pentagon spokesman has said that the U.S. Department of Defense does not regard Julian Assange as a member of the enemy. He mentioned warning Mr Assange against soliciting information, but that was not something discussed in the FOIA document.
    • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson discussed the document on RT, as well as Julian Assange's speech at the UN.
    • Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks discussed the document and its important ramifications.
    • RT's The Big Picture asked, "Why isn't CNN's Anderson Cooper an enemy of the state?"
  • Coverage of Julian Assange's speech to the UN continues:
    • In an interview with Voice of Russia, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson gave insight into the speech.
    • Voice of Russia Radio discussed the speech with legal researcher and journalist Alexa O’Brien, Council of Hemispheric Affairs research associate Alec Lee and Heritage Foundation senior policy analyst Ray Walser.
    • WISE Up Action posted summary and analysis of the speech.
  • The Australian Government has released under FOI laws all documents held by the DFAT "that record or otherwise relate to communications or discussions between the Australian and United States Governments concerning public access... to documents or information relating to Wikileaks and/or Julian Paul Assange."
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (175) from the Syrian National Agency for Network Services. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 168,000 emails.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino stated that the UK recognises that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to Sweden because of his asylum status, yet they are still trying to find a way to do so. 
  • A UK official has stated that Julian Assange will be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy, even if he needed to receive emergency medical care.
  • After yesterday's statement by Amnesty International calling for Sweden to grant assurance against Julian Assange's U.S. extradition, the Swedish Amnesty International chapter has come out in disagreement.
  • SlutWalk London put out a statement against Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden. Sarah Ditum of The Guardian then attacked SlutWalk London for the statement.
  • Julian Assange described the Chilean student movement as "strongly ignited" during a visit from a representative last week.
  • Spiegel posted a review of the play "ASSASSINATE ASSANGE" which premiered this week in Hamburg, Germany.

Bradley Manning News: