14 February 2013

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 805 days.
Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 802  days. 
 – 240 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without trial for 997 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without trial for 348 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 882 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • A new report (PDF) by the Congressional Research Service discusses U.S. prosecution of leaks, including the WikiLeaks Grand Jury and Bradley Manning’s case. It notes how civilians can potentially be indicted with “aiding the enemy” for involvement in leaking classified information.
  • During a Parliament meeting, Iceland Minister Ögmundur Jónasson stated that the FBI intended to use a young man they questioned in order to bait WikiLeaks. More on the FBI’s 2011 visit to Iceland can be read here.
  • Brazilian politician Chico Vigilante put out a statement in response to WikiLeaks revelations regarding José Serra’s closed meetings over pre-salt oil, condemning the promises made by Mr Serra.
  • Russ Baker of WhoWhatWhy appeared on Blacklisted Radio to discuss General Petraeus, including the recent article he and Douglas Lucas wrote using information from WikiLeaks’ GI Files.
  • WikiLeaks cables show that Australian DFAT officials were “‘furious’ all the way up the chain of command” over Israeli passport fraud, and that then Prime Minister Rudd “vowed to get to the bottom of it”.
  • Award-winning photojournalist James Whitlow Delano will speak on “Chinese Soft Power, WikiLeaks and a Small Amazonian Country” at South Dakota State University, February 19 at 7PM.

Julian Assange News:

Categories: Brazil, Cablegate, China, Cypherpunks, Daily Posts, FBI, GI Files, Iceland, Israel, John Pilger, WikiLeaks Grand Jury