16 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 896 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 43 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 893 days. 
 - 331 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1088 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 439 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 973 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Speaking via videolink in Uruguay, Julian Assange said that WikiLeaks is stronger today than it was two years ago. He discussed rising support from Latin America as well as WikiLeaks' ability to withstand the banking blockade.
  • US v WikiLeaks released a list of every sealed 2703(d) order in the Eastern District of Virginia made from May 2011 to April 2013.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Joel Simon, executive director of Committee to Protect Journalists, issued a statement warning that transparency and accountability will be at stake during Bradley Manning's court martial. Because of this, he says journalists and the public need to pay close attention to his trial.
  • Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola wrote an update on the ongoing SF Pride scandal revolving around Bradley Manning. Most recently, the chief operating officer of SF Pride, Earl Plante, told a newspaper that there was no pressure from military folks to rescind PFC Manning as grand marshal, which Mr Gosztola says is "an outright lie".