26 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 937 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 3 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 935 days. 
 - 373 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1129 days.  
- 10 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 480 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1014 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks continues to give updates on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • WikiLeaks tweeted: "WikiLeaks is still assisting Edward Snowden's asylum process. The comments by Baltasar Garzon only reflect preventing a legal conflict. WikiLeaks has acquired a US attorney for Mr. Snowden who will be named in due course."
    • WL Press posted a list of interviews WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson has done on Mr Snowden.
    • An article in NYT says that Ecuador could risk trade issues with the U.S. if it grants asylum to Mr Snowden. Similar articles were published while Ecuador was considering Julian Assange's asylum in 2012.
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on The Big Picture to discuss Mr Snowden's situation.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the tenth 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
    • Today's hearing focused on the content, access to, and value of the State Department cables. Read Bradley Manning Support Network's report.
    • The Army released briefs on the admissibility of WikiLeaks tweets as evidence in PFC Manning's trial. See here and here.
    • Alexa O'Brien published an article on what the U.S. Government must prove in regards to the Espionage Act charges against PFC Manning.
    • For more coverage, see Kevin Gosztola's live-blog.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • The WikiLeaks Party issued a statement on the election of new Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
  • WikiLeaks Party campaign director Greg Barns was interviewed by Voice of Russia about Edward Snowden's case.