28 January 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1514 days. 
 – 954 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1708 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1060 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 869 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1806 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Albert Gidari, attorney for Google, stated that Google has fought all gag orders regarding warrants for its users emails, including the ones accompanying the search warrants against WikiLeaks staff members. He says the issue is the US prosecutors, describing their attitude as “Hell no, we’ll fight you forever.”
    • The article also contained a confirmation from Eastern District of Virginia spokesman Joshua Stueve comfirming that the investigation of WikiLeaks is ongoing.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement about its participation in Sweden’s UPR, discussing how Sweden’s justice system has “negatively impacted the enjoyment of fundamental rights” of Julian Assange. Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, Nicaragua, and Slovakia also participated with related comments.

26 January 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1512 days. 
 – 952 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1706 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1058 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 867 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1804 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks held a press conference in Geneva regarding developments in the US espionage case against WikiLeaks and Sweden’s abuses in the Assange affair. Speaking was Baltasar Garzon, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Sarah Harrison, and Melinda Taylor. Full video of the conference is available, as well as live-tweets from WikiLeaks, and summaries from Guardian and RT.
  • DW interviewed Sarah Harrison about Google turning over personal email accounts of WikiLeaks staff members in response to a US warrant.

25 January 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1511 days. 
 – 951 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1705 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1057 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 866 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1803 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released documents showing that Google turned over emails and metadata of WikiLeaks staff members to the US Government. The documents also show the alleged offences which the US Government is attempting to pursue WikiLeaks staff under including the Espionage Act and the CFAA.
    • NDR interviewed Sarah Harrison about the search and seizure warrants.
    • Guardian and Sydney Morning Herald published articles about the documents.
    • Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation wrote an op-ed about the serious risks this poses for all journalists.

 

24 January 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1510 days. 
 – 950 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1704 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1056 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 865 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1802 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • A compilation of WikiLeaks cables about the late Saudi King Abdullah, the succession race, and new King Salman can be found here.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson responded to comments from Broadcasting Board of Governors CEO Andy Lack comparing RT to a terrorist organisation. Hrafnsson called it “shameful”, but said it was understandable given how WikiLeaks and other journalists have also been called terrorist organisations.
  • In an interview with SPIEGEL, NYTimes executive editor Dean Baquet discussed how WikiLeaks and the Snowden revelations changed his perspective, saying before NYT had been ‘too shy’.
  • Mattie Fein, ex-wife of lawyer Bruce Fein, wrote an article in The Hill with suggestions as to how the new US attorney general could prosecute Julian Assange and Edward Snowden without running ‘afoul of the Pentgon Papers precedent’.

Julian Assange News:

  • Independent published an in-depth article on the upcoming BBC Four mini-series ‘Asylum’ inspired by Julian Assange. The show previously attracted controversy as one of its writers had tweeted in support of Assange being show. The programme begins airing February 10.

22 January 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1508 days. 
 – 948 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1702 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1054 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 863 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1800 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • US journalist Barrett Brown was sentenced to 63 months in prison. His sentencing statement can be read here. Julian Assange previously wrote on how Brown’s situation relates to himself and WikiLeaks.
  • Valitor (VISA Iceland) has yet to make compensation payments to WikiLeaks despite a court ruling that it illegally blockaded donations to the organisation. Valitor’s lawyer’s latest claims were reported in Visir.
  • Saudi State TV reported that King Abdullah has died. WikiLeaks has 339 cables on his succession, including how Saudi Arabia was “the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide” during his rule.

Julian Assange News:

  • On January 26 Sweden will have its Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Criticism of the Swedish prosecution’s handling will be addressed. It will be followed by a live-streamed press conference with WikiLeaks staffers Kristinn Hrafnsson and Sarah Harrison and Assange lawyers Baltasar Garzon and Melinda Taylor.