4 April 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 854 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 851 days. 
 - 289 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1046 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 397 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 931 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks announced that its spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson successfully entered the U.S. for the third anniversary of the release of "Collateral Murder".
  • WikiLeaks cables revealed the 5-step strategy by the U.S. to undermine the Chavez Government through USAID assistance to NGOs.

Julian Assange News:
  • Crikey published an article about how the U.S. threat to Julian Assange has once again been confirmed after the presentation at the University of Adelaide by Swedish Supreme Court justice Stefan Lindskog.
  • Journalist Alex Mitchell wrote on Julian Assange's chances at winning an Australian Senate seat. He mentions that he first saw it as a publicity stunt, but after meeting with Mr Assange realized it was a serious campaign.
  • The text of Julian Burnside QC's response to Swedish Supreme Court justice Stefan Lindskog is now available. He focuses on the threat that Julian Assange faces from the U.S. and the Australian Government's failure to assist him.
  • Christine Assange was interviewed on ABC Brisbane Radio about the current situation of her son, his Senate run, and the ongoing screenings of "Underground: The Julian Assange Story" across Australia.

Bradley Manning News:
  • All available court filings and documents in Bradley Manning's case are now searchable via Alexa O'Brien's website.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola wrote on PJ Crowley's recent article in which he suggested that the U.S. risks "martying" Bradley Manning by pursuing the "aiding the enemy" charge. Mr Gosztola focuses on the pragmatism of Mr Crowley's argument, comparing it to President Obama's 2009 comments on how closing Guantanamo would "repair" the U.S.'s "image".