24 October 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1051 days. 
 - 491 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1245 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 597 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1129 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released 33,843 Stratfor emails on Georgia, including 159 sensitive emails and 109 very sensitive emails.
  • A WikiLeaks cable shows that the director of Shurat HaDin group, a supposedly independent group of Israeli lawyers, privately admitted to a U.S. embassy official that the group acted as a proxy for the Israeli government. 
  • U.S. Government agencies are behind on installing software to help prevent leaks. The software is part of an "insider threat" program created in the aftermath of major WikiLeaks releases.
  • l'Espresso published an article on WikiLeaks journalist Sarah Harrison and her important roles within the organisation, as well as her role in ensuring the safety of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • In order to justify the continued sealing of the WikiLeaks-Twitter case (information about the case available here), the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Court of Virginia must file by November 2. Journalist Alexa O'Brien said they have offered no comment on whether they will file by that date.
  • Dr. Guillaume Long, Ecuadorian Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent, wrote a letter to filmmaker Alex Gibney regarding the depiction of Ecuador in his film "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks". Dr. Long notes how false information was used in order to frame Ecuador as a corrupt dictatorship.
  • Raindance uploaded video of their Q&A on WikiLeaks road movie MEDIASTAN with Julian Assange and Johannes Wahlstrom.

Julian Assange News:
  • DH posted full transcript of Julian Assange's talk to the HFPA (French translation). 

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Wikipedia has come under fire due to its handling of pages of transgender persons, including Chelsea Manning. However, the website eventually settled on using Pvt. Manning's preferred name, Chelsea.