10/01/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 668 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 665 days. 
 - 105 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 862 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 212 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 748 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • PRQ, a Swedish company which hosts many websites including WikiLeaks, has been raided by Swedish police. They have not state which sites or services are the target of the raid.
  • WikiLeaks released all emails (425) from the Syrian Ministry of Communications. WikiLeaks has been releasing large batches of the Syria Files daily over the past few weeks, totaling over 195,000 emails. 
  • WikiLeaks released new GI Files: "INSIGHT - Russian view of the Balts".
  • Voice of Russia Radio released part three of their interview with WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson, in which he discusses the banking blockade, Ecuador and Julian Assange, President Obama, and Libya. (See also: part one, part two.)
  • Slate published three excerpts from Andy Greenberg's new book 'This Machine Kills Secrets'. The excerpts focus on BalkanLeaks, the story of its founding, and one of its major releases.
  • British MP George Galloway is suing the National Union of Students for libel after the organisation labelled him as a "rape denier". MP Galloway stated that any damages recovered will be given to Julian Assange's and Bradley Manning's defence funds.

Julian Assange News:
  • London mayor Boris Johnston reported that the cost of UK police presence around the Ecuadorian Embassy has now exceeded £1.1 million.
  • Glenn Greenwald wrote about the conditions The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm (anakata) is currently being held under without charge in Swedish detention, commenting how it underscores the fears about the Swedish justice system expressed by Julian Assange's legal team and supporters.
  • Sweden has linked recent attacks on Swedish websites to supporters of Julian Assange, although there is currently no evidence supporting the assertion.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Courthouse News Service reported on the landmark delays in Bradley Manning's trial, noting that the latest motion states nearly 2.5 Empire State Buildings could have been constructed in the time it will have taken to bring Bradley to trial.
  • Jesselyn Radack appeared on RT to discuss last night's "Truth on Trial" fundraiser for Bradley Manning, as well as the lack of speedy trial for Bradley, Julian Assange's situation, and possible new whistleblower protections.
  • Videos are available of yesterday's "Truth on Trial" fundraiser for Bradley Manning. Speakers were Jesselyn Radack, Thomas Drake, Col. Ann Wright, Chris Hedges, and David House.