10 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 947 days. 
 - 385 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1141 days.  
- 17 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 492 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1026 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • WikiLeaks tweeted the following: "Tomorrow the first phase of Edward Snowden's "Flight of Liberty" campaign will be launched. Follow for further details."
    • Mr Snowden has been named recipient of the "award for truth telling" from Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence.
    • Ecuadorian FM Ricardo Patino appeared on Democracy Now! where he discussed Mr Snowden's situation as well as giving updates on Julian Assange. 
    • Glenn Greenwald says Mr Snowden is likely to accept asylum in Venezuela.
    • Iceland is one of the countries which has been served an arrest warrant for Mr Snowden.
    • New documents reveal Australia's connection to the U.S. spy web.
  • The Frontline Club posted video of the Q&A event with Alex Gibney, director of "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks".
  • Politico published a list of five myths about leaks.
  • At Fort Meade, military police pulled over the WikiLeak Truck. The driver, Clark Stoekley, says he was "pulled over for disseminating WikiLeaks info" and that no ticket was given, but a report was written up.

Julian Assange News:
  • A new document shows that London is spending an average of over $16,000 per day on police staking out the Ecuadorian Embassy. London mayor Boris Johnson commented, "It’s absolutely ridiculous, that money should be spent on frontline policing. It’s completely wasted."
  • A new amendment on the UK Extradition Act will require that someone must be charged in order to be extradited. This was a major argument point during Julian Assange case, as he has not been charged in Sweden or any other country.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the seventeenth 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
    • PFC Manning's defense rested its case today.
    • Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler testified regarding the role on the internet in modern journalism, the change in the perception of WikiLeaks, and why WikiLeaks should be seen as a legitimate news organization. He argued that the U.S. Government was responsible for the perception that WikiLeaks aided enemies.
    • Retired Colonel Morris Davis testified that the Guantanamo detainee reports PFC Manning has admitted to leaking did not harm the U.S.
  • Kevin Gosztola appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss Bradley Manning's trial.
  • Journalists Alexa O'Brien and Ed Pilkington held an online Q&A about Bradley Manning's trial.