9 August 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 977 days. 
 - 417 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1171 days.  
- 31 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 523 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1056 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks opened the Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund which raises money for the legal defense of Edward Snowden. It is the only fund endorsed by Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks.
  • Slate published an article on alleged FBI informant Sigurdur Thordarson who has said he passed information to the FBI on WikiLeaks while volunteering for them. WikiLeaks' statement on the matter can be read here.

Julian Assange News:
  • YouGov conducted a poll of 1,921 Britons and their opinion on Julian Assange. However, the poll falsely stated that Mr Assange is charged, faces trial, and entered the Embassy in regards to the Swedish investigation. Only 15% suggest storming the Embassy to arrest him. Mr Assange is popular with the 18-24 crowd, with 40% having a positive opinion of him.

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the thirty-first 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. 
    • Bradley Manning will make a statement next week during the defense's arguments in the sentencing hearing.
    • Former Central Command (CENTCOM) Director of Operations, Rear Admiral Kevin M. Donegan, testified (partially in closed session) that he informed U.S. military commanders of individuals named in WikiLeaks' Afghan War Diaries who were at potential risk of harm. He stated there were no U.S. casualties.
  • Courtroom art by Debra Van Poolen raised $4480 in a series of auctions, with 80% of the profits going to Bradley Manning's defense fund.

WikiLeaks Party News:
  • Washington Times published an article on Sea Shepherd's Omar Todd and his involvement as one of the three founding directors of the WikiLeaks Party.