16 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 953 days. 
 - 391 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1147 days.  
- 18 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 498 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1032 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • WikiLeaks and Puerto Rican band Calle 13 held a discussion on Twitter about Edward Snowden using hashtag #MiCasaEsSuCasaSnowden. A chirpstory of English tweets is available and El Telegrafo published an article on the discussion.
    • Mr Snowden has filed for a temporary protection visa with Russia's ministry of immigration. RT published details on what temporary asylum entails, as well as a photo of Mr Snowden's request.
    • At least five lawsuits have been filed in response to the revelations of mass NSA spying.
    • An email exchange between Mr Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey was published. Mr Humphrey regards Mr Snowdne as a "courageous whistleblower" who "[did] the right thing".
  • International Federation of Journalists, the largest organization of journalists representing over 600,000 journalists in 131 countries, passed a motion in support of WikiLeaks and deploring the treatment of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

Julian Assange News:
  • The current winning OurSay question for FM Bob Car is about the Australian Government's abandonment of Julian Assange. If the question wins, it will be asked to FM Carr on ABC News 24, July 19 at 10:30AM. 

Bradley Manning News:
  • Alexa O'Brien wrote an article covering Bradley Manning's trial so far and how many crucial issues won't be hashed out until the sentencing phase.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network published their coverage of day eighteen in PFC Manning's trial, which focused on arguments over dismissal of charges.
  • You can vote for the Bradley Manning contingent as SF Pride's "Absolutely Fabulous Marching Contingent".
  • Democracy Now! posted an extended interview with Kevin Gosztola discussing Bradley Manning's trial and the lack of mainstream media coverage.