17 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 867 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 864 days. 
 - 302 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1059 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 410 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 944 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Valitor's (VISA Iceland) appeal was heard at the Icelandic Supreme Court today regarding the financial blockade against WikiLeaks. The appeal was against a July 2012 ruling which stated that Valitor must resume donations to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks commented that they are "confident of another strong result".
  • Kissinger Cables released by WikiLeaks have been added to the ongoing trial against Argentine ex-military members involved in the Masacre de Capilla del Rosario.
  • Cables released by WikiLeaks show how the chaos surrounding 1976 earthquake in Guatemala served as a pretext for political violence.
  • Marcy Wheeler authored an in-depth piece on how the Obama Administration equates whistleblowing with espionage. The article focuses on the cases of Thomas Drake, WikiLeaks, and Bradley Manning.
  • There are new supporter items in the Official WikiLeaks Store. All proceeds go to WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:
  • In an interview with German N-TV, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa reiterated his country's commitment in protecting Julian Assange, stating that they would never deliver him to UK or U.S. authorities.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces rejected a lawsuit which challenged the secrecy surrounding Bradley Manning's trial and requested access to the documents of his case. The Center for Constitutional Rights is considering options for appeal.
  • Alexa O'Brien published the ruling from Bradley Manning's April 10 hearing which discusses Government witnesses, including the Navy SEAL involved in the Osama bin Laden raid who is going under the pseudonym "John Doe".
  • Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network authored an article comparing the severity of Bradley Manning's case to that of SPC William Millay, a military policeman who was just sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempting to sell information to Russia.