28 June 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 939 days.
 - Direct blockade currently on hold - will resume in 1 day.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 937 days. 
 - 375 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1131 days.  
- 12 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 482 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1016 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • A petition has been started urging Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to grant Mr Snowden asylum. Signatories include Oliver Stone, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky, and many other actors, journalists, activists, and professors.
    • Wall Street Journal published an article based on alleged communications between Ecuadorian officials and Julian Assange in regard to Edward Snowden. WikiLeaks responded: "Univision and WSJ are publishing intercepted/hacked emails from the Ecuadorean gov in relation to Snowden NSA asylum and the story is spun to be about tensions that don't exist. Hacked/intercepted emails in relation to an NSA spying story. Talk about missing the obvious." Followed by: "Is the NSA hacking/intercepting the Ecuadorean government in response to #Snowden asylum claim?"
    • Edward Snowden's father, Lonnie G. Snowden, expressed concern over his son's connection to WikiLeaks saying, "Their focus isn't necessarily the Constitution of the United States. It's simply to release as much information as possible."
  • A new project entitled LeakWire has been started by AnonQC to analyze cables and leaks.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the twelfth 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
    •  The judge ruled that two WikiLeaks tweets, one about having an encrypted video and the other requesting dot mil addresses, are admissible in relation to the "aiding the enemy" charge. There is still no evidence that PFC Manning saw either of these tweets.
    • WikiLeaks' "most wanted list" was not admitted by the judge as it was not properly authenticated.
    • Kevin Gosztola published an article on the specific cables PFC Manning is charged with providing to WikiLeaks.
    • RT reported on testimony from PFC Manning's commander.
    • For further coverage see Bradley Manning Support Network's write-up and Kevin Gosztola's live-blog.