26 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 876 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 873 days. 
 - 311 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1068 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 419 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 953 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks tweeted an update regarding their recent victory against the banking blockade: "After losing, VISA/Valitor have now given us two months notice of their intent to rescind their merchant contract under another provision. However, they still have 13 days to re-open the gateway according to the Supreme Court order."
    • Reporters Without Borders issued a statement hailing WikiLeaks' victory, calling it a "victory for WikiLeaks and freedom of information" and urged the European Commission to investigate the unlawful blockade.
    • News of Iceland reported that WikiLeaks is considering filing a claim to compensate for the nearly 900 days they have been blockaded.
  • In an interview about his new book, "Fighting for the Press", Pentagon Papers NYT lawyer James Goodale stated that his main motivation to write the book was WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • A Dubai distribution company has agreed to a $2.8M fine for shipping Blue Coat surveillance technology to Syria, effectively breaking the U.S. embargo. The use of Blue Coat technology in Syria was detailed in WikiLeaks' Syria Files.

Julian Assange News:
  • ZEIT published an interview with Julian Assange in which he discusses his current situation in the Embassy, surveillance, his new project concerning cryptographic certificates, the Occupy movement, and Anonymous.
  • Julian Assange's book "Cypherpunks" is now available for pre-order in India.
 
Bradley Manning News:
  • Bradley Manning will be honored as grand marshal in San Francisco's Pride Parade this June. As PFC Manning will not be able to attend due to his ongoing imprisonment, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg will stand in his place. While Ellsberg and Lt. Dan Choi have voiced their support for the choice of Bradley Manning as grand marshal, some other veterans expressed outrage, calling PFC Manning a "traitor".
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network issued a news update covering the multiple buses organized to transport people to the June 1 protest at Fort Meade, and a new protest song by Ryan Harvey.