21 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 871 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 868 days. 
 - 306 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1063 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 414 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 948 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Horacio Cartes, the President-elect of Paraguay, is suspected of drug trafficking and money laundering, according to information in WikiLeaks cables.
  • WikiLeaks cables show a Swiss bank connection within mergers and acquisitions deals in India, suggesting that "acquirers routinely make clandestine payments to promoters to reduce their cost of acquisition".
  • WikiLeaks cables show that the U.S. closely monitored the Naga insurgency during the mid 1970s.
  • According to a cable released by WikiLeaks, eleven arrests were made in relation to the September 29, 2007 bomb blast in Sultan Park, Malé, with one of those arrested being a Maldivian residing in Colombo.

Julian Assange News:
  • In an interview with RT, Julian Assange discussed how the Bahraini authorities used the Formula One Grand Prix to try and hide their human rights abuses. 
  • Italian journalist Roberto Saviano authored an article on his recent visit with Julian Assange, discussing his living situation and how he is coping with life in the Embassy.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The Huffington Post did a profile on journalist Alexa O'Brien and her continuous and in-depth coverage of Bradley Manning's case.
  • The Boston Globe published a letter comparing Martin Luther King Jr, Daniel Ellsberg, and Bradley Manning, three men who were branded traitors for having the courage to follow their conscience.