31 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 968 days. 
 - 408 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1162 days.  
- 24 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 514 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1047 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office will conduct a first-of-its-kind review into whether the Government is excessively classifying information. The cases of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden spurred the investigation. 

Julian Assange News: 

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the twenty-fourth day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is currently in the sentencing phase, which may last until the end of August. Transcripts of all hearings are available through the Freedom of the Press Foundation. 
    • Retired Brigadier General Robert Carr, who led the Information Review Task Force into the Afghan War Logs, testified that no deaths were caused by WikiLeaks' release of the Afghan and Iraq War Logs.
    • PFC Manning will be credited with 1,162 days of pretrial confinement, plus 112 days of unlawful treatment. This means he currently faces a maximum 136 years minus 1,274 days.
    • The defense filed three motions to merge certain specifications and findings for sentencing.
    • Three classified damage assessments will be used as evidence during the sentencing phase.
  • Responses continue to Bradley Manning's verdict, which was announced yesterday. Alexa O'Brien published a sortable table detailing the verdict
  • Edward Snowden's father fears that, were his son to be extradited to the U.S., he would be subject to similar inhumane treatment as Bradley Manning.
  • Filmmaker Alex Gibney is working on a drama about Bradley Manning based on a book by Denver Nicks. Mr Gibney was heavily criticized by WikiLeaks and its supporters over inaccuracies in his recent documentary on WikiLeaks.