26 May 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1266 days. 
 - 706 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1456 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 812 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1559 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • A cable from WikiLeaks was deemed as admissible evidence in a case related to the Chagos Islands. Background on the case is available here.
  • Journalist Ryan Gallagher wrote on new information from Hector "Sabu" Monsegur's sentencing document which likely relates to the FBI investigation into WikiLeaks.
  • L'Espresso interviewed Glenn Greenwald on mass surveillance, Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks, and the recent disagreement over publication strategies. Below is a rough translation from the original Italian:
    • "Absolutely, WikiLeaks was crucial in preventing Snowden to end up in a US maximum security prison. Without the courage of Sarah Harrison, this would never have happened. I was and am one of the greatest defenders of WikiLeaks and it disturbs me deeply when those who believe in transparency attack WikiLeaks. The organization is imperfect, Julian Assange is imperfect, like all of us, but the role they play is so important. And I say this even though a few days ago WikiLeaks criticized me and The Intercept the hard way: and that's okay. I'm glad they're there and increase the pressure for greater transparency. And I do not think that there would have been any other group or person that would do what WikiLeaks and Sarah Harrison did for Edward Snowden at that moment: he was the world's most wanted, sought in the viewfinder of the most powerful government on the globe."
  • National Post has released the second part of their article on Matt DeHart, a former US soldier who is seeking asylum in Canada over the belief that he is wanted for ties to Anonymous. DeHart states that the US Government "think[s] of WikiLeaks like Al-Qaeda". Read part one here.