4 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 942 days. 
 - 380 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1136 days.  
- 14 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 487 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1021 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • Bolivia rejected a U.S. extradition request for Mr Snowden calling it "strange, illegal, and unfounded".
    • Bolivia has stated they could close the U.S. Embassy over the plane incident.
    • The U.S. Ambassador to Austria called the Austrian Foreign Ministry and told them the false claim Mr Snowden was on Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane.
    • Icelandic MPs have introduced a proposal to grant Mr Snowden citizenship. The bill went into recess and will not be discussed until October.
    • Multiple French political parties have united in calling for Mr Snowden to be granted asylum.
    • The U.S. has sent the Irish Government a warrant for Mr Snowden's arrest. This comes as multiple Irish politicans have spoken out in support of Mr Snowden.
    • The European Parliamnet voted to scrap its data-sharing agreements with the U.S. unless the U.S. reveals the full extent of its spying on Europe.
    • Director Oliver Stone came out in support of Mr Snowden, calling him a "hero" and condemning the Obama Administration's tactics as a "disgrace".
    • Journalist John Pilger writes that forcing down President Morales' plane was an act of "air piracy".
    • The Ron Paul Institute issued a statement on how Mr Snowden's case highlights "deep constitutional erosion" in the states.
    • WikiLeaks tweeted, "Please search the parliamentary/congressional records of your nation for comments. Use hashtag ".
    • Al Jazeera aired a program focused on the U.S. and its empire of secrets, featuring guests including Oliver Stone, Jeremy Scahill, and WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner.
    • A five-minute film has been made by independent filmmakers in Hong Kong about Mr Snowden's time spent in a Hong Kong hotel.
  • Self-described "patriotic" hacker "th3J35t3r" announced his plans to attempt to force Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy as well as targeting countries where Edward Snowden has applied for asylum.

Julian Assange News:
  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood interviewed Julian Assange. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 of the interview.
  • Video and transcript are available of Julian Assange ISEA 2013 talk in which he discussed Edward Snowden, NSA, and the WikiLeaks Party.
  • Pagina 12 published Julian Assange's introduction for the Latin American edition of his book "Cypherpunks".