9 June 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1280 days. 
 - 720 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1470 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 826 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1573 days.

WikiLeaks News:
  • Courage, a new foundation to protect whistleblowers, will have its official launch in Berlin on Wednesday. Speaking will be Edward Snowden's German lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck, Acting Director of Courage Sarah Harrison, and Julian Assange. Snowden will also send a message to be read at the event. Courage, which began as the Journalistic Source Protection Defence Fund in 2013, currently runs Snowden's defense fund.
  • In an interview with l'Espresso, Edward Snowden said on WikiLeaks
    "They are absolutely fearless in putting principles above politics. Their mere existence has stiffened the spines of institutions in many countries, because editors know if they shy away from an important but controversial story, they could be scooped by the global alternative to the national press. Our politics may be different, but their efforts to build a transnational culture of transparency and source protection are extraordinary- they run towards the risks everyone else runs away from- and in a time when government control of information can be ruthless, I think that represents a vital example of how to preserve old freedoms in a new age." 
  • FDN ² was forced to terminate their contract with Montorgueil Crédit Mutuel over issues regarding their acceptance of donations to WikiLeaks during the banking blockade.