24 June 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1295 days. 
 - 735 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1485 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 841 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1588 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • A newly released memo from July 2010 details the decision in authorizing a drone strike against Anwar al-Awlaki. However, a WikiLeaks cable shows he was targeted by drone as early as December 2009.
  • Coverage of the secret TISA draft released by WikiLeaks continues with Professor Jane Kelsey discussing the potential threat of financial crises via the TISA and an article in Inside Costa Rica discussing the TISA's impact in Costa Rica.
  • A new trailer for WikiLeaks documentary "MEDIASTAN" has been released.
Julian Assange News:
  • Today Julian Assange's lawyers filed a request to Stockholm District Court to dismiss his detention without charge. According to The Guardian, the challenge comes in light of a new Swedish law which "requires evidence held by the prosecution to be made available to the defence". The request is expected to be assessed within a few days by judge Bertil Sundin.
  • Julian Assange was awarded a top prize by the Union of Journalists in Kazakhstan for "his oustanding efforts in investigative journalism".
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner spoke on Law and Disorder Radio about the two year anniversary of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy