4 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1155 days. 
 - 595 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1349 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 701 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1232 days.


WikiLeaks News: 
  • In an interview with Voice of Russia, WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson condemned Guardian correspondent Luke Harding’s new book on Edward Snowden saying the book is "an attempt to financially gain from this story" and noting that Harding has never met with Snowden or others involved.
  • René González, one of the Cuban Five, stated in a recent interview that he hopes Julian Assange and Edward Snowden are never convicted and that they receive political asylum wherever they may go.

Julian Assange News:
  • Professor Ferrada de Noli published an open letter to Swedish Prosecutor General Anders Perklev regarding the mismanagement of the case against Julian Assange.
  • US Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to Sweden today making him the first sitting US Attorney General to visit Sweden. The visit comes during widespread debate over the case against Julian Assange.
    • Holder had a private meeting with Prosecutor General Anders Perklev. Just yesterday Perklev condemned Swedish MP Johan Pehrson for his comments on the case against Julian Assange. Among other things, Pehrson had said, "It's an exceptional case and that's why I think the prosecution should take another look at it and maybe get it out of the way for good".
    • Speaking in Parliament, Holder defended NSA spying saying it was legal under US law. Previously, some Swedish politicians have expressed concern over a Swedish intelligence agency's ties with the NSA.
    • Sveriges Radio reported on the unusual level of secrecy surrounding Holder's visit to Sweden.
    • Expressen published an article on why Holder's comments made in Sweden are not likely to have calmed Julian Assange's fears regarding US extradition.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • The Icelandic Pirate Party nominated Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Jeremy Hammond News:
  • In a short message, Jeremy Hammond called for NSA surveillance documents to be released in full and unredacted form.