12 March 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 831 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 828  days. 
 - 266 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1023 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 374 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 908 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 396,337 Stratfor emails on the UK. 
  • The Hindu reported on a WikiLeaks round table which was held in New Delhi. WikiLeaks legal adviser Jennifer Robsinon took part in the discussion, commenting on the widespread ramifications WikiLeaks had and how the investigation into the organization brings up fundamental questions of press freedom.
  • In an exit interview, Alec Ross, senior advisor for innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, stated that WikiLeaks had revealed "rightdoing" and shown that U.S. Diplomats are "very, very good at their jobs".
    • I sent a tweet to Mr Ross about a cable which revealed U.S. soldiers executing Iraqi civilians and then covering it up with an airstrike, asking if this was "rightdoing". He initially responded with the false statement that this was not related to the State Department cables, but has yet to further comment.
  • In an interview with The Verge, Jacob Appelbaum discusses Cypherpunks, WikiLeaks, surveillance, and more. He states that WikiLeaks is a "powerful and effective force for good in the world", and also mentions the suffering and torture Bradley Manning has endured.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuadorian FM Ricardo Patiño stated that he expects Julian Assange's case to be resolved this year, commenting that, with the reelection of President Correa, the Ecuadorian Government's decision will be unwavering for the next four years.
  • Reason posted a review of Julian Assange's book "Cypherpunks", calling the text "inspiring" and commented on the impressive debating between the four authors.

Bradley Manning News: