20 June 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1291 days. 
 - 731 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1481 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 837 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1584 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the secret TISA draft text released by WikiLeaks yesterday. She stated, "Effectively, the text, if it were enacted, would roll back a lot of the re-regulation that followed the global financial crisis and basically handcuff us into the 1990s extreme deregulation model that we all recognize was the cause of the crisis".
  • The Freedom of the Press Foundation wrote on why the US Government needs to end its criminal investigation into WikiLeaks. FPF, along with over fifty other organisations, signed onto a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on him to close all investigations into WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT twice, once to discuss WikiLeaks' continued publishing operations, and a second time to discuss the hope for Julian Assange's freedom.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange was interviewed by El Telégrafo about his current situation, Edward Snowden, net neutrality, and more. He also had a short interview with WHO about his health and supporters.
  • Julian Assange answered more questions in his Reddit AMA on transparent governments, Lebanon, Bitcoin, and more.
  • Baltasar Garzón announced that he is preparing a new legal strategy to reverse the situation of Julian Assange.
  • Text of Ecuadorian Foreign Minsiter Ricardo Patiño's speech marking two years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy is available (see also: rough English translation).
  • A delegation from Veterans for Peace UK visited the Swedish Embassy in London to voice concerns regarding Julian Assange, as well as urging Sweden to cover the over £6.5 million police bill for officers at the Embassy.
  • An analysis by Hazel Press analyses the police cost of guarding the Ecuadorian Embassy, which has now reached over £6.5 million according to a new FOIA.
  • John Pilger was interviewed by RT about Julian Assange's situation. Multiple op-eds have also been published marking two years since Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy including in Outlook, The Drum, and RT. Huffington Post asked ten people, including lawyers and professors, where they thought Assange would be in five years.
  • Journalist Andrew Fowler wrote a follow up to the controversy regarding Julian Assange being allegedly blacklisted from the Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts.