25 March 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1203 days. 
 - 643 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1397 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 749 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1496 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • HRW cited multiple WikiLeaks cables and Spy Files in a report on telecom and internet surveillance in Ethiopia.
  • While the US is refusing to public an extensive study on Saudi textbooks, cables released by WikiLeaks give insight into the content of the textbooks as well as efforts to improve them. 
  • Ivorian political leader Charles Blé Goudé is to be tried at the ICC for crimes against humanity related to the Second Ivorian Civil War. Blé Goudé was previously leader of the Ivorian students organisation FESCI, which is described in WikiLeaks cables as "a mafia-like organisation".
  • An article in Techdirt discusses how the proposed US shield law would not protect organisations like WikiLeaks or journalists like Glenn Greenwald.
  • There is a Kickstarter for a set of playing cards featuring figures in the mass surveillance debate including Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Bill Billney.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning shared her definition of freedom for a project called "Freedom Cards" which asks people the question: "What does freedom mean to you?"