23 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 934 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 5 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 932 days. 
 - 370 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1126 days.  
- 8 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 477 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1011 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks announced that they are assisting NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's exit from Hong Kong and eventual destination of Ecuador, where he has applied for asylum. After his departure, the Government of Hong Kong issued a statement saying he left the country lawfully, that the U.S. provisional arrest warrant against Mr Snowden "did not fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law", and that they are requesting clarification regarding U.S. hacking of Hong Kong computer systems.
    • WikiLeaks published a profile of Sarah Harrison, the WikiLeaks staffer who is accompanying Mr Snowden on his travels.
    • In an interview with Fairfax, Julian Assange urged the Government of Ecuador to accept Mr Snowden's asylum application and that WikiLeaks "absolutely supports his decision to blow the whistle".
    • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson was interviewed on BBC and ABC News Breakfast about their assistance to Mr Snowden. He was also interviewed on Voice of Russia before the announcement of WikiLeaks' role in Mr Snowden's asylum bid.
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on Democracy Now! where he discussed Mr Snowden's entitlement to seek political asylum.
  • During an appearance on ABC, NSA Director General Keith Alexander said that he has "no opinion on WikiLeaks" and that he "doesn't really track them".

Julian Assange News:
  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa reiterated his support for Julian Assange and said he will remain in the Embassy as long as necessary.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dedicated a show to Bradley Manning, designing a shirt and badge featuring PFC Manning and the word "TRUTH". 
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network published a list of five reasons why people should attend PFC Manning's ongoing trial.