18 July 2013

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 955 days. 
 – 393 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Bradley Manning has been in prison without sentencing for 1149 days.  
- 19 days into court martial.
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison without sentencing for 500 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1034 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Updates continue on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s situation:
    • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter called Mr Snowden’s leaks “beneficial” and stated that “America has no functioning democracy at this moment”.
    • In an interview with MSNBC, Glenn Greenwald discussed how Mr Snowden doesn’t want to “end up in a cage like Bradley Manning”.

Julian Assange News:

Bradley Manning News:

  • Today was the nineteenth day of Bradley Manning’s trial. It is expected to last until late August. Transcripts of all hearings are being released through the Freedom of the Press Foundation.  
    • The judge refused to dismiss the charges of “aiding the enemy” and computer fraud against PFC Manning. But it is still possible that he could be found not guilty of the charges at a later point in the trial.
    • Amnesty International called the pursuit of the “aiding the enemy” charge a “travesty of justice”.
    • Alex O’Brien tweeted that PFC Manning currently faces 154 years plus life.
    • ACLU’s Ben Wizner wrote on the dangers of pursuing the “aiding the enemy” charge against PFC Manning. He also appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the trial.
    • Kevin Zeese of the Bradley Manning Support Network appeared on RT to discuss PFC Manning’s trial.
    • For further coverage of the day’s proceedings, see Kevin Gosztola’s live-blog and the Bradley Manning Support Network’s write-up.
  • Alexa O’Brien released a detailed list of the expected thirteen Government sentencing witnesses with classified testimony.
  • Transparency advocate Steven Aftergood stated that the intense public interest in Bradley Manning’s trial led to less secrecy in court proceedings.

Categories: ACLU, Alexa O'Brien, Bob Carr, Daily Posts, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Kevin Gosztola, Trial (CM)