21 August 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1353 days. 
 - 793 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1547 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 899 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1645 days

WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:

  • WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzón stated that, if Julian Assange’s legal team is unsuccessful at the Swedish Appeals Court, they will go onto the Swedish Supreme Court, and then to the United Nations.
  • An article at WISE Up Action analyses the recent press conference with Julian Assange and Ecuadorian FM Ricardo Patiño and the media frenzy around it.

19 August 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1351 days. 
 - 791 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1545 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 897 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1643 days

Julian Assange News:

  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stated that the Assange stand-off could end tomorrow if the UK respects his asylum and offers safe passage to Ecuador. Correa also reiterated the reasons for granting asylum to Assange, including the potential lack of due process and threats from the US.
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on RN Breakfast to discuss the possibility of Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy within a year.

18 August 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1350 days. 
 - 790 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1544 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 896 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1642 days

Julian Assange News:

  • Julian Assange and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño held a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London marking two years since Ecuador granted asylum to Assange. Patiño condemned the continued violation of Assange’s human rights and called for an end to the standoff. Assange spoke on facts of his case, including how he has never been charged (see: video of full speech).
    • Sydney Morning Herald published a follow-up interview with Assange where he clarified claims that he would leave the Embassy soon stating how recent changes in UK law are “likely to result in a much faster resolution”. (Information on recent changes to UK extradition law can be read here.)
    • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT to discuss Assange’s lengthy confinement and how it has affected his health.
    • Journalist and friend of Assange Gavin MacFadyen appeared on RT to speak about changes to UK extradition law.
  • The Guardian issued a correction after describing Julian Assange as an “anti-privacy campaigner” in an article. changing it to “anti-secrecy campaigner”.

17 August 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1349 days. 
 - 789 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1543 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 895 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1641 days

WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:

  • The Daily Mail published an interview with Julian Assange in which he discusses his health and family, two years into his political asylum.
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño met with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy to mark two years since Assange was granted asylum. Patiño criticised the failure of Sweden to progress the case, calling it a serious violation of Assange’s rights. Journalist Eva Golinger uploaded a photo of Assange and Patiño together in the Embassy.
  • The Guardian published an op-ed from Ricardo Patiño about the need to find a solution to the Assange standoff.
  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa criticised the continued confinement of Julian Assange and reasserted his country’s continued asylum for him.
  • The Guardian has been criticised for calling Julian Assange an “anti-privacy campaigner”, when he is actually a major campaigner for privacy.

16 August 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1348 days. 
 - 788 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1542 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 894 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1640 days.

Julian Assange News:

  • Today marks two years since Ecuador granted asylum to Julian Assange. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño is traveling to London and will hold a press conference with Assange on August 18 at 9am London time.
  • Brazilian newspaper Estadão published an interview with Julian Assange in which he discusses WikiLeaks cables on Israel and Gaza, internet regulation, US influence in Brazil, the crisis in Ukraine, and more.