15 April 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1225 days. 
 - 665 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1415 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 771 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1518 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released the second Draft of EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Online and Offline which discusses how the EU is to treat subjects and what priority they hold. The guidelines were supposed to be released at the end of 2013, but never were. WikiLeaks notes that the guidelines do not address financial censorship and are ambiguous on whistleblower protections, but validate data collection.
  • FBI agents walked out of a Senate hearing to avoid testifying on the Insider Threat program. The program was created under an executive order from President Obama in the aftermath of WikiLeaks' 2010 releases. However, one agent did note that whistleblowers must 'register' in order to prevent being treated as an 'insider threat'.
  • Search engine DuckDuckGo has implemented a new !bang to automatically search the WikiLeaks database by typing in !wl before any search.
  • Journalism professor Christian Christensen wrote on how Collateral Murder retains its power and significance over four years after its release by WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:
  • In an interview with Charlie Rose, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa discussed why Ecuador gave Julian Assange asylum, noting the threat Assange faces from the US. He also commented on Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Ecuador. (starts at 9:30 in the video)

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Alexa O'Brien has released a searchable database of official record of trial (transcripts) and exhibits for United States v. Pfc. Manning, totaling 2,187 documents.
  • An article in Daily Dot calls for the US military's LGBT community to support Chelsea Manning. Recently, the American Military Partner Association, which advocates for same-sex military families, condemned SF Pride's decision to name Manning as an honorary grand marshal.