19 February 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 810 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 807  days. 
 - 245 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1002 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 353 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 887 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released two new batches of GI Files: 60,123 emails on Italy, and 3,698 emails on the Vatican.
  • In an article about Germany and CIA rendition, a WikiLeaks cable is referenced which mentions Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar, who was kidnapped in Italy, and then renditioned to Egypt where he was tortured.
  • US Ambassador to Australian Jeff Bleich and FM Bob Carr will appear on QandA this Monday. Questions to them can be submitted here. Ambassador Bleich has previously commented on his belief that WikiLeaks "has not been a force for good", while FM Carr has denied the existence of the Grand Jury and been criticized for his lack of help for Julian Assange.
  • A January 25 ruling in the WikiLeaks-Twitter case regarding the U.S. Government's right to keep its requests for private data secret was made effective today (PDF). Background on the ruling can be read here.
  • Jacob Appelbaum was interviewed by Vrij Nederland about anonymity, Tor, and surveillance. He also commented on his continued support for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

Julian Assange News:
  • Fidel Narváez was interviewed about the three years he worked at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He discusses the reelection of President Correa and the time he spent with Julian Assange in the Embassy.
  • In an interview after his reelection, President Correa discussed the continued effort to resolve Julian Assange's situation, including lawyer Baltasar Garzón's work through the European Court to achieve his safe passage. He also discusses how the "neo-colonial" West is trying to push Ecuador to revoke Mr Assange's asylum.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued an update which lists the nearly 40 events planned worldwide from February 22-24 marking PFC Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial.