15 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 865 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 862 days. 
 - 300 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1057 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 408 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 942 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • The UK has refused to admit the authenticity of State Department cables published by WikiLeaks. The Guardian reports that the lawyers representing the UK Government in the Chagos Islands case did not confirm the authenticity because they were "worried about upsetting the US".
  • An article in Al Jazeera looks at Washington's war on Cuba and Venezuela, pulling information from both WikiLeaks' Kissinger Cables and Cablegate.
  • WikiLeaks cables shows the U.S. use of NGOs to cover up their intervention in Venezuela.
  • The New York Times published an op-ed from Guantanamo prisoner Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel, who has been on hunger strike since February 10. His prisoner details were published by WikiLeaks in 2011.

Julian Assange News:
  • A new poll from Essential Report gives statistics on how people view Julian Assange's Senate campaign and his potential contribution to the Parliament. 32% think it is very or somewhat likely that he would make a positive contribution. 58% of those who had read or heard a lot about Mr Assange and 42% of those who had read or heard some about him believe he will make a positive contribution.
  • The #YoSoyAssange (I am Assange) #YoSoy132 campaign has posted a photo album on Facebook.
  • Swedish lawyer Raoul Smitt wrote on Julian Assange's case, noting his "real fear" of extradition to U.S. and commenting on the Swedish prosecution's refusal to question Mr Assange in London.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update covering LA Times' statement on the "overkill" in Bradley Manning's trial, Ron Paul's statement on how PFC Manning has done more for peace than President Obama, and the military reprimanding journalists after audio was leaked from PFC Manning's hearing.