20 May 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1260 days. 
 - 700 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1450 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 806 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1553 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Newly published court documents show that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange remain the target of an active criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice and FBI. The DoJ has requested the records in the investigation remain secret stating they may "cause articulable harm" to the ongoing investigation and "pending future prosecution".
  • In response to the recent indictment of five Chinese officials on changes of hacking, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense issued a statement condemning the United States for hypocrisy over internet security stating, "The hypocrisy and double standards of the United States regarding Internet security issues have been abundantly obvious from WikiLeaks to the Snowden affair".
  • A WikiLeaks cable shows that the Swedish military lobbied for the use of its Gripen fighter jets in Afghanistan to enhance their marketability.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Chelsea Manning issued a statement in response to her possible transfer to a civilian prison for gender therapy. She states that she did not request a transfer for treatment and states she doesn't understand "why the Office of the Secretary of Defense would feel the need to punt this issue" by transferring her.