18 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 986 days. 
 - 426 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1180 days.  
- 35 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 532 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1065 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, who broke the revelations of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was detained at Heathrow for nine hours and questioned under the Terrorism Act. Mr Miranda was denied lawyers and officials of Brazil (Mr Miranda's home country) were denied information.
    • WikiLeaks denounced the UK Government's "abuse of terrorism legislation" and commented, "How can WikiLeaks journalist and UK citizen Sarah Harrison feel safe to return home? UK has exiled Harrison. US has exiled Greenwald+Poitras"

Julian Assange News:
  • TIME senior correspondent Mike Grunwald came under heavy criticism after tweeting, "I can't wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange."He later deleted the tweet and apologized, saying "it was a dumb tweet". TIME issued a short statement which read, "Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is in no way representative of TIME's views. He regrets having tweeted it, and he removed it from his feed."
  • Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released full statement reaffirming support for Julian Assange on the anniversary of his diplomatic asylum.
  • A play entitled "Gaga & Assange" will premiere at Mudfest 2013 in Melbourne on August 23. Trailers for the play can be watched here.

WikiLeaks Party News: 
  • The WikiLeaks Party's preferences are now available for Victoria and New South Wales (the PDF for Western Australia has been removed from the Government's website). The WikiLeaks Party issued a statement saying there were administrative errors in the preferences for NSW.