23 July 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1324 days. 
 - 764 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1518 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 870 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1617 days.


WikiLeaks News:

Julian Assange News:
  • Australian journalist Philip Dorling is a finalist for the Walkleys 2014 Best Freelance Journalist Award for his coverage of the Assange saga. You can read much of his coverage at Sydney Morning Herald.

21 July 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1322 days. 
 - 762 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1516 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 868 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1615 days.


Julian Assange News:
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner appeared on The Real News to discuss the recent ruling not to dismiss the Swedish arrest warrant against Julian Assange.

17 July 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1318 days. 
 - 758 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1512 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 864 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1611 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks lawyer Michael Ratner wrote on the continuation of WikiLeaks' work despite Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • "The Engineer", a WikiLeaks co-funded documentary on the only criminologist in El Salvador, is now available for online viewing via Journeyman Pictures.

Julian Assange News:
  • Julian Assange's Swedish legal team stated their confidence in the upcoming appeal to dismiss the arrest warrant against Assange.
  • The Government of Ecuador released an English statement reaffirming their commitment to defending Julian Assange's human rights. They also reaffirmed their invitation to the Swedish prosecution to come to the embassy in London and interview Assange.

Chelsea Manning News:
  • Gender treatment will begin for Chelsea Manning after the Bureau of Prisons rejected a request to transfer her to a civilian prison. The transfer request was not included in Manning's request for treatment. 

16 July 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1317 days. 
 - 757 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1511 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 863 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1610 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WhoWhatWhy journalist Douglas Lucas analysed Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks as part of a report on Mexican military helicopters crossing into the US. The article states that the US is taking a counterinsurgency approach to the border drug war.
  • A bill presented to Australian parliament by Attorney General George Brandis contains a new offence which would result in the imprisonment of journalists for 5-10 years for publishing sensitive documents. Barrister Greg Barns commented, "It’s an unprecedented clause which would capture the likes of WikiLeaks, the Guardian, the New York Times, and any other media organisation that reports on such material."

Julian Assange News:
  • A judge upheld the arrest warrant against Julian Assange after a hearing at the Stockholm district court. The Swedish court press release announcing the verdict can be read here.
    • Assange's lawyers announced they would be appealing the decision.
    • Rick Falkvinge live-blogged the hearing, offering detailed accounts of the prosecution and defense arguments.
    • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño issued a short statement via Twitter in response to the ruling: "The Government of Ecuador will not forget its commitment to protect Julian Assange human rights until he reaches a safe place. Ecuador wants to cooperate with Swedish Justice: conduct an interrogation at the London Embassy or via videoconference, no more delays! Two years, too long: it's about time to bring Julian Assange case to a prompt conclusion and respect his human rights." He gave further statements during a press conference in Brazil.
    • Julian Assange released a statement in response to calls by Attorney General George Brandis that he should be "man enough" to go to Sweden.
    • Attorney and journalist Eva Golinger spoke on the decision and the political persecution of Julian Assange.
    • Stockholm University journalism professor Christian Christensen wrote his thoughts on what the decision means to other issues involving WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

15 July 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1316 days. 
 - 756 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1510 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 862 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1609 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • NYT eXaminer published an analysis of CIA emails on WikiLeaks which were obtained through a FOIA request. The analysis states, "The emails convey the difficulties that the C.I.A and numerous government agencies had in grappling with WikiLeaks’ seismic release of Collateral Murder, Afghan War Diary, Iraq War Logs, and Cablegate documents."

Julian Assange News:
  • A hearing will be held at 1:00pm tomorrow at the Stockholm District Court to decide whether or not to dismiss the arrest warrant against Julian Assange. Information on the hearing can be read at the following links:
    • Press release by Swedish court system
    • Summary and English translations of submissions by defense and prosecution
    • Op-ed by Assange's Swedish lawyers 
    • Interview with Julian Assange discussing the significance of the hearing
    • Assange's lawyers and MEP Eva Joly comment on the hearing
  • Claes Borgström, who represents one of the complainants in the Assange case, has stated that he has a "secret trump card" regarding "findings that no outsider knows". Assange's attorney Thomas Olsson has stated there are strong reasons to suspend the warrant.
  • In an interview with Blouin Artinfo, Chicks on Speed spoke about their collaboration with Julian Assange on their new album.