30 July 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1331 days. 
 - 771 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1525 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 877 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1624 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • The response to WikiLeaks' release of an Australian suppression order continues:
    • Australian social media users were warned that they could face charges for sharing information in the suppression order.
    • Human Rights Watch and Australia’s journalists union called for a review of the suppression order.
    • Reporters Without Borders condemned the gag order and called for it to be rescinded.
    • Bernard Keane of Crikey wrote how online exposure can help defeat the overuse of gag orders such as these.
    • Richard Ackland of the Guardian wrote how open justice is threatened by sweeping suppression orders.
    • Australian lawyer Michael Bradley called the suppression orders "self-defeating" explaining, "The degree of interest that they generate once they become known tends to enhance the amount of publicity that's attracted to the underlying issue."

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Amnesty International called for US Authorities to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, as today marks one year since she was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
  • Firedoglake published an article about Chelsea Manning and the US war on whistleblowers to mark one year since her sentencing.