12 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 980 days. 
 - 420 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1174 days.  
- 32 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 526 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1059 days.

WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:
  • Voting has closed for Our Say's "Ask Assange". The five winning questions can be viewed here. Julian Assange will answer the questions in a live Google hangout, August 16 at 7:30PM AEST.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the thirty-second 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. 
    • The defense began its sentencing arguments today, calling seven witnesses whose testimony focused on PFC Manning's behavior.
    • The judge addressed yesterday's leak of a 16-second video filmed of the court martial. Because it was filmed in the overflow trailer, additional security measures were imposed there.
  • Today a 103,000+ strong petition calling for Bradley Manning to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was delivered to the Nobel Institute. Norman Solomon, who delivered the petition, commented, "The Nobel Peace Prize at this point needs Bradley Manning more than Bradley Manning needs the Nobel Peace Prize because there is no question of the firm commitment of Bradley Manning to human rights and peace".
  • On the 68th anniversary of the Nuremberg Charter, Real News Network discussed Bradley Manning and refusing to collaborate with war crimes.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • In an interview with ABC Radio, NSW candidate Kellie Tranter discussed the WikiLeaks Party's plans for accountability.
  • The WikiLeaks Party released an online toolkit to help spread the word and fundraise.