27 February 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 818 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 815  days. 
 - 253 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1010 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 361 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 895 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 10,889 emails from Stratfor on Zimbabwe. 
  • A cable released by WikiLeaks shows that the Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Tamil Diaspora are split over war crimes accountability
  • Ibero Puebla posted photos and videos from their 30th Anniversary event, at which WikiLeaks staffers Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell spoke.
  • SAWC published a media release detailing their involvement in Sydney Mardi Gras on March 2, where they will have a float recognizing Bradley Manning and Julian Assange. 

Julian Assange News:
  • WACA posted information of who will be the special guests during the screenings of "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" throughout March and April.
  • WikiLeaks legal adviser Jennifer Robinson was interviewed about Julian Assange's asylum, the Swedish case, and the attacks directed at him, specifically those from Jemima Khan and Alex Gibney.
  • Alex Gibney wrote an article in New Statesman in response to John Pilger's criticism of his film, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks".
  • Swedish Foreign Minsiter Carl Bildt discussed Julian Assange's case on ABC News, saying he has not sought assurances against his U.S. extradition, and that he has nothing to do with the case.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Bradley Manning's pretrial hearings continued today.
    • PFC Manning's lawyer David Coombs argued against the Government's plan to present evidence that Osama bin Laden had cables released by WikiLeaks, saying direct receipt of the documents is irrelavent.
    • The U.S. Government plans to call 141 witnesses during PFC Manning's trial, with 4 testimonies conducted in full secrecy, and 33 in partial secrecy. 15 witnesses are expected to testify on the alleged harm WikiLeaks' releases caused to U.S. national interests.
    • WikiLeaks commented on yesterday's information of PFC Manning's plea, expected to be given tomorrow: "Manning has given a 35 page statement to military court. Contains a 'confession' against an alleged Assange. It is interesting to note the USG's panic over the 'confession'. Does it open up the proceedings against Assange to too much light?"
    • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network published a summary of today's proceedings.
  • For the first time, the U.S. Government has released documents from Bradley Manning's case: 84 judicial orders and rulings. The released documents only make up a small portion of the 30,000 pages of case documents, and it is unknown if further material will be released in a timely fashion.