25 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 936 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 3 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 934 days. 
 - 372 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1128 days.  
- 9 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 479 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1013 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks continues to give updates on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • Yesterday they tweeted: "Cancelling Snowden's passport and bullying intermediary countries may keep Snowden permanently in Russia. Not the brightest bunch at State."
    • President Putin commented: "Assange and Snowden consider themselves human rights activists and say they are fighting for the spread of information. Ask yourself this: should you hand these people over so they will be put in prison?" 
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon put out a statement clarifying that he is not currently representing Mr Snowden.
    • WikiLeaks published a transcript of their press conference call on Mr Snowden's exit from Hong Kong.
    • WikiLeaks tweeted: "Venezuelan President Maduro has publicly invited Edward Snowden to apply for asylum."
  • Human Rights Watch is demanding that the new Lithuania EU President reopen the investigation into secret CIA prisons which were revealed by the UN and WikiLeaks.
  • Bitcoin donations to WikiLeaks have gone up 1,894% since the organization announced it was assisting Edward Snowden.
  • CNN's Out Front did a segment on how WikiLeaks acquires the funding needed to operate.
  • Ben Cohen, co-founder of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand, called both Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden "incredibly courageous patriots" during an AMA on Reddit.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the ninth day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is expected to last until late August. Transcripts of all hearings are being released through the Freedom of the Press Foundation
    • Mike McKee posted a wrap-up of today's short proceedings.
    • AP reports: "Lawyers for Army leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning raised no objection Tuesday to a government proposal to temporarily close his court-martial to the public and press, possibly as early as this week, to protect classified evidence."