19 May 2014

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1259 days. 
 – 699 days at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1449 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 805 days. 
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1552 days.
WikiLeaks News:
  • WikiLeaks, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum, and John Cook debated on Twitter over The Intercept‘s decision to censor the name of a country which the NSA is is archiving the audio of virtually every cell phone conversation. WikiLeaks then announced that it will release the name of the country in 72 hours.
  • Stratfor emails released by WikiLeaks highlight concerns about Mexican drug wars and drug abuse in Ju├írez.
  • The US Government has indicted five Chinese officials for allegedly hacking into US companies. Multiple cables released by WikiLeaks discuss US concerns over Chinese hackers.
  • An op-ed in Truthdig discusses how the proposed US Free Flow of Information Act does not allow protections for whistleblowers or publishers of leaked information.

Julian Assange News:

  • In his new book, former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr admits to misleading the public about how much consular support Julian Assange had received because he was fed up with Assange’s supporters saying he hadn’t done enough.
  • An article in l’Espresso discusses how Swedish prosecutors have not moved past a preliminary investigation or charged Julian Assange as he nears two years in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Chelsea Manning News:

  • Chelsea Manning’s lawyer Nancy Hollander has said Manning may sue if she is not provided proper gender treatment. She believes the military’s suggestion to move Manning to a civilian prison is a cop-out so they don’t have to address the issue of transgender people serving in the military.

Categories: Asylum (JA), Bob Carr, Cablegate, China, Daily Posts, Edward Snowden, FFIA, GI Files, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum, Kellie Tranter, Mexico, Nancy Hollander, NSA, Stratfor, Surveillance