8 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 945 days. 
 - 383 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison for 1139 days.  
- 15 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 490 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1024 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's situation:
    • The second part of Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras' interview with Mr Snowden has been released. 
    • Der Spiegel published an interview with Mr Snowden conducted by Jacob Appelbaum and Laura Poitras.
    • Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg wrote on why Mr Snowden made the right choice in fleeing the U.S.
    • Professor Ferrada-Noli wrote on how The Guardian misrepresented Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's recent statements on Mr Snowden and Julian Assange.
    • President Correa appeared on Talk to Al Jazeera to discuss his country's right to grant asylum.
    • An online poll from U.S. News shows nearly 90% of people saying foreign countries should provide asylum to Mr Snowden.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange has authored an op-ed in The Guardian entitled "How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states".

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the fifteenth day of Bradley Manning's trial. It is expected to last until late August. Transcripts of all hearings are being released through the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
    • The defense began its case by showing the Apache helicopter video PFC Manning has admitted to leaking because he was troubled by the airmen's behavior, as well as the refusal of the U.S. military to release the video.
    • The defense moved to dismiss the "aiding the enemy charge, a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act charge, the federal larceny charge, and specifically the charge that Manning "stole" the U.S. Forces in Iraq Global Address List".
    • CWO2 Joshua Ehresman testified that PFC Manning was "our best analyst by far when it came to developing product".
    • CPT Steven Lim testified that anaylsts were told to incorporate classified cables into their work, but only those on Iraq.
    • Lauren McNamara also gave testimony confirming chat-log excerpts between her and PFC Manning.
    • For further coverage, see Kevin Gosztola's live-blog.
  • An article from the Bradley Manning Support Network discusses the "surprising" lack of evidence from PFC Manning's prosecution, noting ambiguity and circumstantial evidence.