23 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1173 days. 
 - 613 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1367 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 719 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1466 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • State Department cables released by WikiLeaks detail the contact between US Government officials and Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López.
  • Infamous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán has been arrested in Mexico, according to US and Mexican authorities. High-level discussions between the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and White House were revealed in a series of Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks.
  • Former Australian intelligence and security officials have stated that WikiLeaks' releases were not a significant security threat and caused no harm. One official also stated that the US DoJ was "determined to get Assange" but that "it was much better to have him facing sex crimes allegations than to argue about First Amendment [press] freedoms in the US."
  • A article in CIO compliments WikiLeaks' new meta search engine for "[giving] ordinary people a chance to do what only journalists could in the past: read documents that have a significant bearing on the policies of our government and then make up their own minds about the issue".
  • The Young Turks discussed the recent revelations about US and UK spying on WikiLeaks and its readers and the pressure the US put on other countries to bring charges against Julian Assange.