17 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 954 days. 
 - 392 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1148 days.  
- 18 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 499 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1033 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • The U.S. warned Russia against long-term problems should they continue to refuse to hand Mr Snowden over. Senator Lindsey Graham suggested they boycott the Olympics.
    • Tom Engelhardt wrote an article about the U.S. hunt for Edward Snowden as part of the Obama Administration's war on whistleblowers.
    • Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi wrote on why Mr Snowden is a whistleblower, not a traitor.
    • Mr Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena was interviewed by RT about his client's bid for temporary asylum in Russia.
  • A federal appeals court has restored the indefinite detention clause in the NDAA, which was previously blocked through a lawsuit. 
    • The ruling contains statements about WikiLeaks, including saying that "the government has concluded, or would have a basis to conclude, that WikiLeaks has provided some support to al-Qaeda and the Taliban". This statement is extraordinary as it has yet to be ruled on whether Bradley Manning aided al-Qaeda by leaking information to WikiLeaks.
  • An article in WhoWhatWhy discusses how Mexican drug lords may be the next U.S. assassination targets, sourcing from multiple Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks.
  • L'Espresso published an article on Khazak businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov, sourcing WikiLeaks cables which detail his involvement in bribes and other corruption.
  • The trailer for DreamWorks' WikiLeaks movie "The Fifth Estate" has been released. WikiLeaks commented, "Don't be fooled. It implies we gave Iran nukes and killed 2,000. Our comments are based on the script used during filming, not, as the dir Bill Condon falsely states an old script (though we have them too)."

Bradley Manning News:
  • Tomorrow Judge Denise Lind will rule on whether to dismiss the "aiding the enemy" against Bradley Manning.
  • An article at FAIR discusses how Bradley Manning's trial is failing to be covered by the mainstream media, which instead focuses on topics such as the royal baby.