16 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 927 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 12 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 925 days. 
 - 363 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1119 days.  
- 6 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 470 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1004 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks cables detail U.S. views on former Venezuelan Trade Minister Eduardo Samán.
  • An article in The Guardian discusses how whistleblowers are the new generation of American patriot, mentioning Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Aaron Swartz, and Jeremy Hammond.

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino visited Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy today. FM Patino reiterated his government's commitment to protecting Mr Assange. They also discussed growing threats to press freedoms. A short video from their meeting is also available.
  • In an interview with AFP, Julian Assange discussed his nearly year-long stay at the Embassy and his fears for the safety of Edward Snowden.
  • Australian journalist John Pilger stated that the Australian Government's handling of Julian Assange's situation has been "disgraceful" and that "the Gillard government's role has worked duplicitously to prevent [Mr Assange from returning to Australia]". Green Left Weekly also published an article about the Australian Government's abandonment of Mr Assange.
  • Ecuadoran Deputy Foreign Minister Marco Albuja said that ties between the UK and Ecuador were nearly broken last August after the UK threatened to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy to arrest Assange.