16 February 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1166 days. 
 - 606 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1360 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 712 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1243 days.


WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks has released a new meta search engine which allows people to search through their full archives. The search engine has many unique search operators which allow more precise searches. WikiLeaks has asked people to tag their finds on Twitter using #WLMetaSearch.
  • Jesselyn Radack, lawyer for Edward Snowden, was detained while going through customs at Heathrow airport in London and subject to "very hostile questioning" about Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning. Radack was told she is on an "inhibited persons list". WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson also discovered in April 2012 that she is on a similar list.
  • An article in Crikey compares Australian Attorney General George Brandis's comments that Edward Snowden put lives at risk to those of then-Attorney General Robert McClelland and then-Prime-Minister Julia Gillard regarding WikiLeaks. In both cases allegations of harm were made without any evidence.
  • An article in Medium discusses how WikiLeaks has created a movement and culture pushing for transparency in governments and corporations.
  • In an interview with BAFTA, actor Benedict Cumberbatch discusses his role as Julian Assange in DreamWorks' "The Fifth Estate". He defends the film, but says he understands Assange's issues with it as the film was based on "two poisonous accounts", i.e. the books by Guardian journalists and Daniel Domscheit-berg.