3 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 941 days. 
 - 379 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1135 days.  
- 14 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 486 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1020 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • Bolivia has filed a complaint with the United Nations after its president's plane was forced to land in Vienna over suspicions that Mr Snowden was aboard.
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on The Real News to discuss Mr Snowden and whistleblowing.
  • WikiLeaks tweeted, "This week the Icelandic prosecutor has confirmed that our criminal complaint against FBI informant Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson proceeds". An earlier statement from WikiLeaks regarding the matter can be read here.
  • The Official WikiLeaks Store released new anti-surveillance T-Shirt designs. All proceeds go to WikiLeaks.
  • Just as the banking blockade against WikiLeaks ended, MasterCard and VISA have now banned anonymizing VPNs.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange gave a lengthy interview with La Jornada which covers topics such as Bradley Manning's trial, Sweden and The Pirate Bay co-founder anakata, La Jornada's use of WikiLeaks cables, and Mr Assange's Senate run. Read Part I and Part II.
  • Ecuadorian FM Ricardo Patino stated that Ecuador will be requesting cooperation with the British Government in investigating the hidden microphone found inside their London Embassy.
    • A professional technical surveillance countermeasures expert has said that the microphone that was found is a decoy and that the real bugs have yet to be found.

Bradley Manning News:
  • The U.S. Government dropped its controversial claim that Bradley Manning's leaks aided a classified enemy, though he still faces charges of aiding al-Qaida and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • WikiLeaks Party campaign director Greg Barns appeared on ABC Radio to discuss the next steps for the party now that it is officially registered.