13 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 924 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 15 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 921 days. 
 - 359 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1116 days.  
- 6 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 467 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1001 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • @WikiLeaks is now a verified Twitter account.
  • Unware that an event was being livestreamed, Egyptian politicians accidentally confirmed contents of Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks which reported plans to attack Ethiopia should the country go through with plans to build a dam on the Nile River.
  • Greg Mitchell wrote an article about the revelations from WikiLeaks information, commenting on how debates over leakers being traitors or heroes often overshadow the actual value of the information released.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange is collaborating with Puerto Rican singer René "Residente" Pérez of Calle 13 to create a song about media censorship and freedom of expression. The two held a livestreamed session today, which can be viewed here.
  • Julian Assange gave a speech today via livestream at ISEA 2013 at Sydney University, where he discussed many issues regarding Google and surveillance.
  • Julian Assange will make an appearance at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, June  16 at 4PM, as he approaches his first year in the Embassy.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted that Julian Assange requested asylum from India, May 24, 2012. Times of India reports that Mr Assange stated that he never received a reply.
  • In a short audio interview, Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor playing Julian Assange in DreamWorks' "The Fifth Estate", describes the moral responsibilities he felt in portraying Mr Assange.

Bradley Manning News: