5 February 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 796 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 793  days. 
 - 231 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 988 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 339 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 873 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks cables show that Finland did not want to make a "big deal" out of CIA rendition flights. This comes as a new report shows that at least 54 countries assisted the U.S. in its extraordinary rendition program.
  • WhoWhatWhy published an in-depth analysis of Stratfor emails and the insight they provide to General David Petraeus' extramarital affair which led to his resignation. 
  • New information regarding the FBI's visit to Iceland to investigate WikiLeaks shows that a young man was flown to the U.S. for four days of interrogation before returning him to Iceland.
  • Jacob Appelbaum appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss a recent ruling that the U.S. Government is allowed to keep secret its efforts to pursue internet users' private information without warrant. Mr Appelbaum is one of three people who had their information turned over to the Government due to their connection with WikiLeaks.
  • Upcoming Pirate Bay documentary "TPB AFK" will discuss founder Gottfrid Svartholm's work with WikiLeaks, including on the "Collateral Murder" video. Julian Assange mentioned Mr Svartholm in his acceptance speech for the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award presented Sunday.
  • WikiLeaks co-founder Dan Mathews wrote an article entitled "Bradley Manning, John Kiriakou, and the shaman’s wrath", which discusses the punishment of whistleblowers rather than criminals.
  • Cryptome posted a table showing how many hits for "WikiLeaks" particular websites come up with.
  • Truthout published former CIA analyst Ray McGovern's speech, "When Truth Tried to Stop War", given at the recent Sam Adams Award Cermonies

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was interviewed on MilĂȘnio about encryption and the future of the internet. He also discusses WikiLeaks' plans for 2013. The interview is in English with Portuguese subtitles.
  • The Belarusian Government has criticized Sweden for violating the UN Convention on Human Rights and its handling of Julian Assange's case.
  • Lawyer Jay Leiderman appeared on RT to discuss Julian Assange's upcoming Australian Senate run. Professor Graeme Orr of the University of Queensland also wrote on Mr Assange's Senate run and the issues he may face doing so from the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • The text of Ecuadorian Foreign Minsiter Ricardo Patino's speech given at the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award Ceremony honouring Julian Assange has been published (Spanish).

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Jeremy Hammond has been moved into solitary confinement for an undetermined period of time. He is now unable to have visitors and his phone calls are highly restricted.