8 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 976 days. 
 - 416 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1170 days.  
- 30 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 522 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1055 days.

WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:
  • The Swedish Ombudsman has refused to investigate misconduct in the Swedish investigation into Julian Assange, saying the case is ongoing and he cannot intervene.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the thirtieth 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. 
    • Navy Commander Maj. Youssef Aboul-Enein, an expert on militant Islamist ideology, testified today. He said that there was no evidence that al-Qaeda used WikiLeaks documents to launch attacks and that they only referenced WikiLeaks twice. He also agreed that "if it wasn’t WikiLeaks, it would be something else" to be exploited in propaganda.
  • Journalist John Pilger wrote on how Bradley Manning's courage will inspire others. He also condemned recent and upcoming WikiLeaks films.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • Victoria candidate Binoy Kampmark wrote on the new vision of the WikiLeaks Party and a "parliament of leakers".
  • Videos from last night's discussion featuring Victoria candidates Julian Assange, Leslie Cannold, and Binoy Kampmark are available.
  • The WikiLeaks Party has opened their official merchandise store.