4 February 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 795 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 792  days. 
 - 230 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 987 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 338 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 872 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • The Freedom of the Press Foundation has announced their second campaign for transparent journalism, which accepts donations to WikiLeaks, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Truthout, and Publici. Board member John Cusack is matching all donations up to $10,000.
  • During her Oxford Union address, Saudi Princess Basmah described Julian Assange as a "hero" for his work exposing governments through WikiLeaks.
  • Oxford Union replied to WikiLeaks' claims that they censored "Collateral Murder" from Julian Assange's speech saying, "When it comes to copyright law we don’t take risks… We received [legal] advice and we followed that advice." WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson responded, "It is general knowledge that any material from the US government does not fall under copyright law. I’m not sure using copyright issues is an excuse to blur out this important video; I would be very interested to see the legal advice, I’m sure the quality would be very low."

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was awarded the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award in absentia during a ceremony held yesterday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. WikiLeaks lawyers Michael Ratner and Balthasar Garzon accepted the award on his behalf. A speech from Mr Assange was read, which thanked his supporters and volunteers, specifically mentioning Aaron Swartz, Bradley Manning, Jeremy Hammond, Gottfrid Svartholm, Christopher Weatherhead, and Ashley Rhodes (full text of speech here). A short video clip from the event is also available.
  • Julian Assange's book "Cypherpunks" is now available in Portuguese. Mr Assange wrote a new introduction specifically for the Brazilian version, which can be read here.
  • Tonight at 11:30PM, Globo News will air an interview with Julian Assange about the internet and the importance of encryption.

Bradley Manning News: