20 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1170 days. 
 - 610 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1364 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 716 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1463 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson was interviewed by Voice of Russia about the recent revelations about NSA and GCHQ spying on WikiLeaks. He said the revelations were "extremely disturbing" and confirmed a lot of suspicions that WikiLeaks head regarding US and UK spying on their organisation.
  • Responding to the new documents on US and UK spying against WikiLeaks, Reporters Without Borders wrote that they are "outraged by the US government’s persecution of WikiLeaks".
  • Jesselyn Radack, legal adviser for Edward Snowden, was interviewed by Voice of Russia regarding her interrogation over Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning. She also discussed the new documents on NSA and GCHQ spying against WikiLeaks.
  • Geoffrey Robertson QC will give a lecture entitled "State Secrecy: Manning, Assange and Snowden" on February 28 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Turkish EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu responded to Washington's concerns over Turkey's new Internet law by commenting on the US's own censorship in relation to WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:
  • Barbarian Group Chairman Benjamin Palmer was interviewed by Ad Age about how he got Julian Assange for his March 8 panel at SWSX and what he plans to discuss with him.
  • Julian Assange will give a keynote on the TPP at WHD.global in Germany, April 2.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Transcript is available of Chelsea Manning's statement in response to being awarded the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence. The statement was read by Manning's friend Aaron Kirkhouse. A summary of the award ceremony which included a video message from Edward Snowden is available via VICE.
  • Chelsea Manning received a visit at Leavenworth from her aunt Sharon and uncle Joe. They say that Manning is in good spirits and is keeping busy by working on her appeal, reading, and having a job in the kitchens. Sharon and Joe also visited Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy.