18 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1168 days. 
 - 608 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1362 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 714 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1461 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • New NSA documents from Edward Snowden detail NSA and GCHQ surveillance of WikiLeaks, its staff, and its "human support network". The documents show Julian Assange as part of a "manhunting" target list, contain discussion on classifying WikiLeaks as a "malicious foreign actor" to expand surveillance capabilities, and state that the Obama Administration urged its foreign allies to press criminal charges against Julian Assange. The documents also show that visitors to the WikiLeaks website were monitored in real time. also contain discussions about targeting The Pirate Bay and Anonymous.
  • WikiLeaks released a statement in response to the above revelations in which Julian Assange calls for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate the NSA.
  • Julian Assange and WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss the new Snowden documents about NSA and GCHQ surveillance of WikiLeaks.
  • The ACLU released a statement in response to the revelations which calls the report "very troubling" and criticizes the surveillance of publishers and their readers.
  • The official WikiLeaks store released two new shirts inspired by the revelations about NSA and GCHQ surveillance of WikiLeaks: "Malicious Foreign Actor" and "I'm a node in 'the human network that supports WikiLeaks'". Standard shipping is free until February 23 using the coupon code FIGHTBACK. All proceeds go to the WikiLeaks organisation.
  • TPP documents released by WikiLeaks show how the TPP could limit medical treatment across the Asia-Pacific.
  • Jesselyn Radack, legal adviser for Edward Snowden, appeared on Democracy Now! to discuss her recent interrogation at Heathrow Airport over Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange.

Julian Assange News:
  • In an article in Dagens Juridik, former Swedish prosecutor Rolf Hillegren writes on the growing awareness of issues in the prosecution's handling of the case against Julian Assange.