11 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1162 days. 
 - 602 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1356 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 708 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1239 days.


WikiLeaks News: 
  • In a New York Times article on Spanish judges' pursuit of global cases, WikiLeaks cables are sourced which show how the US Government pressured the Spanish government to derail judicial investigations including those linked to the Iraq War, Guantánamo Bay, and CIA renditions.
  • MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon was interviewed about the Courage Foundation (previously the Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund), a legal fund to protect journalistic sources, which is currently assisting Edward Snowden. She mentions how WikiLeaks led to whistleblowing becoming a central topic in international discussion.
  • An article in Lexzine discusses US Government influence on Hollywood, Hollywood's depiction of hackers, and issues with DreamWorks' WikiLeaks film "The Fifth Estate".
  • A new design is available at the Official WikiLeaks Store: "Hackers of the world unite against NSA surveillance". All proceeds go to the WikiLeaks organisation.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange's Swedish lawyers, Thomas Olsson and Per E Samuelsson, wrote an op-ed in SvD about how Assange is being subjected to "negative special treatment" by the prosecution. They write that, according to Swedish Procedural Code, the prosecutor should act quickly and in such a way that the suspect is not unnecessarily inconvenienced; therefore it would be most reasonable to question Assange in London. They also suggest that a senior prosecutor review the case.
  • In its recent report on human rights violation, Belarus’ Foreign Minsitry cited Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorian Embassy as a violation of his rights and freedoms.