30 January 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 790 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 787  days. 
 - 225 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 982 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 333 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 867 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks posted a "Best of 2012" video, detailing the highlights of their work in the past year.
  • WikiLeaks cables were referenced in an EU Court decision to annul sanctions on Iranian Bank Mellat. The cables showed that members states were pressured by the U.S. Government to adopt the sanctions.
  • Icelandic WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson reported that FBI agents landed in Reykjavik a few years ago in order to obtain information on WikiLeaks for a criminal investigation.
  • Crikey's Bernard Keane wrote on former Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland and his multiple attacks against WikiLeaks, include calling them "criminal", a statement used to justify the financial blockade, and threatening to cancel Julian Assange's passport.
  • CIA-whistleblower John Kiriakou appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss how he is being sentenced to prison while the torturers he exposed are walk free.

Julian Assange News:

Bradley Manning News:
  • In response to the Bradley Manning Support Network's article criticising "We Steal Secrets"' portrayal of PFC Manning, the producers of the documentary sent a reply saying he is "a hero in the film". BMSN stated that they were heartened to hear this, but are still troubled by director Alex Gibney's comments which implied "We Steal Secrets" focused on PFC Manning's sexuality and personal issues.