12 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 923 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 16 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 920 days. 
 - 358 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1115 days.  
- 6 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 466 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1000 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said his organization is prepared to help PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden get to Iceland.
  • Nabeel Qureshi wrote on the similarities of the smears against PRISM whitlsblower Edward Snowden to those used against Julian Assange and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the fifth day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is expected to last until late August. Court is in recess until Monday, June 17. Transcripts of all hearings are being released through the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
    • Alexa O'Brien wrote on how the U.S. Government's case , which includes 2 of 22 charges against PFC Manning, is bombing in court.
    • A forensic expert confirmed that that he found no connection between PFC Manning and Jason Katz, whose computer contained a video of the Farah massacre.
    • CWO5 Jon LaRue, an Apache helicopter specialist, said in a statement that the Collateral Murder video reveal digital display information about the helicopter's airspeed and angles of engagement, which he says is information that could be used by the enemy.
    • PFC Manning's defense won an objection after prosecutors could not produce evidence of a computer security agreement signed by PFC Manning.
    • A computer forensics expert testified that, in an email, PFC Manning had approved edits made to the Collateral Murder video "without reviewing the video". PFC Manning's wording is vague, but this could be used by the prosecution to seek conspiracy charges against Julian Assange.
    • The prosecution presented evidence claiming it showed PFC Manning gave sensitive information to WikiLeaks, "including code words and the name at least one enemy target".
    • HuffPost's Matt Slege and Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss today's hearing.
    • More coverage: Kevin Gosztola's live-blog, Alexa O'Brien's tweets, Nathan Fuller's report