5 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 973 days. 
 - 413 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1167 days.  
- 27 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 519 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1052 days.

WikiLeaks News:

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the twenty-seventh 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. 
    • Government witness Ambassador Patrick Kennedy testified regarding alleged damage from WikiLeaks' releases. His testimony seemed to conflict with alleged earlier statements that it was "embarrassing but not damaging".
    • Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary of State for Management, testified regarding an analysis of purported damage from WikiLeaks' Cablegate. The defense pressed him over the fact that the analysis was stopped in August 2011, despite ongoing release of cables.
  • German newspaper SPIEGEL wrote on the Obama Administration's intimidation of whistleblowers and called for Bradley Manning to be pardoned.
  • Welsh play "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning" won the James Tait Black prize for drama. It was one of over 180 plays considered for the award.
  • During an appearance on Democracy Now!, Glenn Greenwald commented, "Bradley Manning is a national hero, who deserves all kinds of medals and national gratitude, not criminal prosecution, let alone decades in prison."
  • WikiLeaks legal adviser Jennifer Robinson appeared on IBN World View to discuss Bradley Manning's verdict and the implications for Edward Snowden.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a statement on Bradley Manning, though the original date read 24 July 2013, six days before the verdict was announced.

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