21 February 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 812 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 809  days. 
 - 247 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1004 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 355 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 889 days.

WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:
  • Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has withdrawn his promise to discuss Julian Assange's case during his coming meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. He had previous told Australian Senator Scott Ludlam in a letter that the matter would be brought up.
  • Ecuadorian Ambassador to the UK Ana Alban commented on the status of Julian Assange in light of President Correa's reelection. She stated that Mr Assange is in good health, and that, while talks between Ecuador and the UK continue, the position of each country remains unchanged.

 Bradley Manning News:
  • The number of events taking place this weekend in protest of Bradley Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial keeps growing; over 60 cities are now participating.
  • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network appeared on Scott Horton's Radio Show to discuss the upcoming events for Bradley Manning's 1000th day imprisoned without trial, as well as his continued pretrial hearings and the U.S. persecution of whistleblowers.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Judge Preska, the judge overseeing Jeremy Hammond's case, refused to recuse herself during a hearing today. Allegations that she had conflicts of interest arose due to her husband's connection to Stratfor and her proceeding over Sabu's case. The next court date is set for April 10.
  • Jeremy Hammond wrote a statement from solitary confinement on the criminalisation on internet activists. He discusses the late Aaron Swartz, Andrew Auernheimer, and his own case among others.