19 June 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1290 days. 
 - 730 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1480 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 836 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1583 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2% of world trade in services. The agreement was classified not only to keep it secret during negotiations, but for five years after the TISA enters into effect.
    • WikiLeaks' press release gives an overview of the agreement, negotiating countries, and recommended reading.
    • WikiLeaks published an analysis of the agreement by Professor Jane Kelsey of the University of Auckland.
    • Articles from WikiLeaks' media partners on the TISA can be found in the left column of the main WikiLeaks TISA page.

Julian Assange News:
  •  Today marked two years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy to seek asylum.
    • Julian Assange and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño held a joint press conference to mark the anniversary. Some tweets from the conference can be read here.
    • A statement from Julian Assange was read outside the Embassy.
    • A new website was created, freeassangenow.org, to inform people of Assange's situation and offer ways to support him including signing a petition and uploading support photos.
    • Reporters Without Borders called on Sweden and the UK to rule out extradition of Assange to the US.
    • Human Rights Watch General Counsel Dinah Pokempner wrote on the anniversary, describing US actions against WikiLeaks as "a broad assault on press freedom".
    • WikiLeaks legal adviser Jen Robinson appeared on ABC News to discuss the two year mark.
    • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on The Real News to discuss Assange's current situation. He also appeared alongside Assange on NOW with Alex Wagner.
    • Australian Senator Scott Ludlam wrote a letter to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa thanking his government for protecting Assange.
    • Director and author John Pilger spoke outside the Ecuadorian Embassy about the US threat to Assange and why the UK should respect his asylum.
  • Julian Assange conducted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) answering questions about WikiLeaks publications, the Indian election, Edward Snowden, and more.