19 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1169 days. 
 - 609 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1363 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 715 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1462 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • An article in Emptywheel analyses the new revelations about US and UK spying on WikiLeaks alongside various past revelations about the targeting of WikiLeaks by the US Government.
  • Appearing on HuffPost Live, Glenn Greenwald discussed the new revelations on NSA and GCHQ spying against WikiLeaks.
  • In response to the UK court ruling that the detention of David Miranda was legal under the UK anti-terrorism act, WikiLeaks tweeted, "This is an abuse of the UK Terrorism Act and means our Sarah Harrison faces the same problem were she to return to her family in the UK." Sarah Harrison has been in legally advised exile in Germany after accompanying Edward Snowden to Russia last summer.

Julian Assange News:
  • SvD published an op-ed from Claes Borgström who represents one of the complainants in the Swedish case against Julian Assange. The op-ed is a response to an earlier op-ed from Assange's lawyers which calls for him to be treated according to Swedish law.
  • Huffington Post interviewed Benedict Cumberbatch about his role playing Julian Assange in DreamWorks' "The Fifth Estate".

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning was awarded the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence in absentia during a ceremony at the Oxford Union. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden congratulated her in a video message. Update: Read a transcript of Chelsea Manning's statement here.