24 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1174 days. 
 - 614 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1368 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 720 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1467 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • An article in Buzzfeed looks at a claim from Andrew O'Hagan that someone from Al Jazeera was offering WikiLeaks $1.3 million for access to the Cablegate data in early 2011. WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson stated, "The meetings you are referring to where an exploration into creating a series of news programs for Al-Jazeera as part of Cablegate. I believe we discussed 10 half-hour programs... This did not materialize and I believe it would be a fair description to say we never entered into formal negotiations."

Julian Assange News:
  • Thomas Olsson and Per E Samuelsson, Swedish lawyers for Julian Assange, responded to a recent op-ed in SvD by Claes Borgström, lawyer for one of the complainants in the Swedish case. Olsson and Samuelsson criticized Borgström's piece for containing factual errors and stated that, "Claes Borgström seems to suggest that the best thing is to do nothing", referring to the unwillingness to question Assange in London.
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño stated that the UK had failed to fulfill its commitment to creating a commission to resolve the situation of Julian Assange.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Andy Worthington, who has written extensively on Guantanamo, often sourcing WikiLeaks material, wrote on the recent Sam Adams Award ceremony held for Chelsea Manning. 

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • Jeremy Hammond wrote a message of solidarity with survivors of the Bhopal disaster. Stratfor emails revealed how Dow Chemical had hired Stratfor to spy on Bhopal activists.