28 May 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 908 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 31 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 905 days. 
 - 343 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 1100 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 451 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 985 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 11,993 Stratfor emails on Bosnia.
  • The Asom Gana Parishad political party slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for comments made against the party, which were revealed in WikiLeaks cables.
  • Andy Worthington has been shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism for his coverage of Guantanamo Bay, including his work with WikiLeaks' Gitmo Files.
  • Journeyman Pictures released a short documentary on surveillance entitled "Naked Citizens", which includes interviews with Jacob Appelbaum and Birgitta Jonsdottir, whom were both targeted due to their connection with WikiLeaks. 
  • Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam addressed the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on issues regarding surveillance, WikiLeaks, and Bradley Manning. Specifically, he requested information about recent briefings regarding WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, as well as reports from Australian diplomats who have been attending PFC Manning's pretrial hearings.
  • Rita Zajacz of the University of Iowa published an essay entitled, "WikiLeaks and the problem of anonymity: A network control perspective". 

 Julian Assange News:

  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino stated that the UK is violating the human rights of Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador after being granted asylum nearly a year ago.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Documents acquired by Courthouse News Service through a FOIA request show that Bradley Manning's treatment at Quantico played a larger role in the closure of the marine brig than was publicly admitted.
  • Alexa O'Brien published an overview of the "aiding the enemy" charge against Bradley Manning, including a list of classified government witnesses who will testify against PFC Manning in relation to the charge.
  • Filmmaker Michael Moore has dedicated his website's home page to supporting Bradley Manning.
  • Freedom of the Press Foundation reached their $50,000 goal for a court stenographer for Bradley Manning's trial. Their new goal is now $70,000.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Jeremy Hammond plead guilty to leaking emails from global intelligence contractor Stratfor. He faces up to ten years in prison, after spending 15 months in pretrial detention. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 6.
    • Jeremy Hammond authored a statement regarding his guilty plea: "This was a very difficult decision. I hope this statement will explain my reasoning. I believe in the power of the truth."
    • WikiLeaks released a statement criticizing the handling of Mr Hammond's case and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) under which he was charged. 
    • Alexa O'Brien released a statement in support of Jeremy Hammond. An email allegedly leaked by Mr Hammond revealed that private security contractors were asked to connect a campaign finance reform group Ms O'Brien helped found "to any Saudi or other fundamentalist Islamic movements".