3 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1154 days. 
 - 594 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1348 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 700 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1231 days.


WikiLeaks News: 
  • WikiLeaks and Glenn Greenwald have criticized the new book on Edward Snowden by Guardian journalist Luke Harding. Harding has never met Snowden and alleges that Snowden is being kept prisoner by the Russian FSB. WikiLeaks called for a boycott of the book due to the Guardian's abandonment of Snowden and the fact that none of the book's proceeds will go to his defense.
  • Video is available of the "Friendship between avant-gardists and nerds" panel held in Berlin with WikiLeaks' Joseph Farrell, theatre director Angela Richter, and others.
  • In a poll conducted by TNS, 38% of Briton's believe that revelations from Edward Snowden and Julian Assange about surveillance are justified, while 34% believe they are likely to do more harm than good.
  • During a panel at transmediale, NSA whistleblower Bill Binney answered a question from Julian Assange about what he'd like to see in the reporting surrounding NSA disclosures.

Julian Assange News:
  • The Swedish Prosecutor's Office released a statement criticizing MP Johan Pehrsons for commenting on the case against Julian Assange (see also: English summary). However, the Prosecutor's Office never spoke out after comments from Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt or Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on the case. The lawyer for complainant SW also commented on the matter.
  • Another Swedish MP, Staffan Danielsson of the Center Party, has also criticized the prosecution saying, "It's in the interest of everyone involved in this process that the prosecutor reaches a conclusion to either file charges or dismiss the case".
  • Nordic News Network posted a summary of the growing criticism of the prosecution in the Swedish case against Julian Assange.
  • Professor Ferrada de Noli wrote an article on why the case against Julian Assange should be dropped, discussing many ways the media and politicians have used and warped the case.
  • In a series of text messages, complainant SW in the case against Julian Assange said she "did not want to accuse JA for anything" and that "it was the police who made up the charges". Despite this information being released in Assange's affidavit four months ago, it is getting press due to the wide spread debate over his case in recent weeks.