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September 16 2018

Police Stumped In Search For Missing Wikileaks-Linked Cybersecurity Expert

Nobody has heard from cybersecurity expert and occasional Wikileaks collaborator Arjen Kamphuis since he checked out of his hotel in Bodo, Norway one month ago.

In the intervening weeks, items purportedly belonging to Kamphuis, including his ID and a recently purchased kayak, were discovered by a local fisherman 50 kilometers from his hotel. While this would at first seem to suggest some type of fatal accident, in a strange twist, authorities say that both Kamphuis' work and mobile phones were briefly switched on more than 1,700 km from Bodo 10 days after Kamphuis - who is Dutch and was purportedly traveling back to Amsterdam when he disappeared - was seen leaving his hotel.


But despite authorities best efforts, there are still more questions than answers, as the Guardian makes clear in a story about Kamphuis' disappearance. Though police have suspiciously insisted that Kamphuis' disappearance had nothing to do with the fact that Bodo houses a Norwegian military airbase, or that the country's secret cyber defense operations were situated not far from where Kamphuis was staying. 

Police have denied any connection between Kamphuis’s disappearance and the fact that Bodø houses a Norwegian military airbase, and that buried deep inside a nearby mountain is a major part of the Scandinavian country’s secret cyber defence operations.

With an internet campaign using the hashtag #FindArjen to locate him, unconfirmed sightings of Kamphuis have also been reported in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and several parts of Norway.

To the consternation of Kamphuis' friends and family, who are apparently hoping that he merely decided to take a break from society for a little while, Wikileaks has ratcheted up suspicion by floating several theories and highlighted several suspicious developments, including the fact that the Norwegian military have reportedly joined the search.


Norwegian military to help in search for @ArjenKamphuis #findArjen https://www.an.no/arjen-kamphuis/fauske/saltdal/kystvakta-settes-inn-i-soket-etter-arjen-kamphuis/s/5-4-860937 …

4:39 PM - Sep 15, 2018

Kystvakta settes inn i søket etter Arjen Kamphuis

Forsvaret er blitt bedt om å bistå i søket etter Arjen Kamphuis, ifølge TV 2.Forsvarets operative hovedkvarter (FOH) bekrefter dette til Avisa Nordland.– Jeg kan…

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The grassroots campaign to find him has been spread with the help of the hashtag #FindArjen.

As rumors and speculation about his disappearance intensify, Kamphuis' loved ones have pushed back against so-called conspiracy theories that he may have been on a secret mission on behalf of Wikileaks, or that he may have been targeted by Russian or Western intelligence. Meanwhile, unconfirmed sightings have been reported in Germany, Denmark and Norway.

Officially, Norwegian police believe his disappearance could be linked to one of three possibilities.

Police said on Thursday they were "holding all possibilities open in respect to what might have happened" to Kamphuis and pursuing three distinct lines of inquiry: a "voluntary disappearance" including a possible suicide; an accident; or foul play.

Some of Kamphuis' friends told the Guardian that he has gone "off the grid" before, and that they remain hopeful that he will surface when he feels ready.

Carlo said Kamphuis had "gone off grid before. It can be good for the soul. I was worried before, and it is worrying now. But I have strong faith he will come back into the welcoming arms of his friends when he is ready, in his own time." Van der Leest told Dutch radio that while Kamphuis "certainly didn’t come across as someone who was planning to be away for a long time. He had lots of appointments."

Though reports that he purchased a kayak and told a salesperson that he was heading to the Norwegian fjords have left many concerned that he may have encountered some trouble while he was out.

Dutch police have said Kamphuis bought a foldable kayak before leaving the Netherlands, telling the salesman who sold it to him that he was planning on going canoeing in the fjords.

Other friends said Kamphuis was no daredevil. "If he’s heading into dangerous territory, he always seeks out company," Helma de Boer told NRC Handelsblad. "And he always has good equipment. His motto is: 'better safe than sorry.'"

Still, it's worth considering that Kamphuis has helped Wikileaks and many other organizations - some controversial, some not - thwart intelligence agencies and other prying organizations. That type of work could help a man make enemies who are both motivated and resourceful (doubly so if he was caught doing some unauthorized snooping). Then again, there's also the possibility that he may have tried to fake his own death - leaving his possessions in the water on purpose to convince authorities that he drowned. But one would think that such a talented cybersecurity engineer would understand the risks of using his phone.

On the other hand, if he was engaged in some type of clandestine errand, why draw more attention to himself by continuing to make daily headlines?

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March 31 2018

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September 03 2017

Is U.S. Congress Declaring War on WikiLeaks ? | The American Conservative

Is U.S. Congress Declaring War on #WikiLeaks? | The American Conservative

If the United States is truly exceptional, it is no doubt due to its hubris in declaring itself to be the final arbiter of what goes on all around the globe.

#Etats-Unis #exceptionnalisme

August 10 2017

Assange : « Les Etats-Unis se préparent à faire du Venezuela un sec...

Assange : « Les Etats-Unis se préparent à faire du Venezuela un second Irak »
de : Smaïl Hadj Ali
mercredi 9 août 2017

Le fondateur de #WikiLeaks, Julian #Assange, a déclaré dimanche sur son compte Twitter, que les #EtatsUnis ont trouvé le prétexte d’un « nouvel #Irak » au #Venezuela. Dans le passé, Washington a justifié son attaque illégale contre l’Irak sur la base d’informations non fondées, provenant de divers organismes des services secrets des Etats-Unis, parmi lesquels la #CIA.

Selon Assange, la même chose pourrait se produire avec le Venezuela. Le message d’Assange est accompagné de la lecture d’une vidéo dans laquelle le directeur de la CIA, Mike Pompeo, avoue agir en coordination avec le #Mexique et la #Colombie pour renverser le gouvernement du Venezuela.

L’accélération des préparatifs d’agression du Venezuela est liée à l’élection de l’ #AssembléeNationale #constituante, la semaine dernière.

Notons également, au titre de la gravité de ces accusations, que le Venezuela a été exclu du #Mercosul, le marché commun de l’ #Amérique du Sud.

Le président "Maduro a dénoncé, samedi 5 août, les attaques contre le gouvernement vénézuélien et une campagne de désinformation menée en Amérique du Sud, par une « triple alliance », formée par l’ #Argentine, le #Brésil et le #Paraguay.

La session inaugurale de l’Assemblée nationale constituante #ANC du Venezuela s’est ouverte vendredi dernier au Palais législatif fédéral à #Caracas. L’ancienne ministre des Affaires étrangères, Delcy Rodriguez, a prêté serment en tant que présidente de l’ANC. Mme Rodriguez a promis de représenter le peuple vénézuélien et ses revendications dans cette nouvelle chambre législative, qui était le siège de l’Assemblée nationale contrôlée par l’opposition.

L’Assemblée nationale constituante a été proposée par Maduro au mois de mai pour réécrire la Constitution de 1999 dans le but de sortir de l’impasse politique qui paralyse le pays. L’opposition affirme cependant que ce n’est qu’une excuse de Maduro pour consolider son propre pouvoir. « Nous sommes venus ici pour éliminer tous les obstacles de notre chemin », a déclaré Mme Rodriguez, tout en promettant de renouveler la #Constitution du pays. « L’ANC n’est pas venue de rien, l’ANC a surmonté tous les obstacles. L’ANC peut briser la phase la plus sombre de la dictature », a-t-elle déclaré.


June 15 2017

As the Espionage Act Turns 100, We Condemn Threats Against Wikileaks

The federal law that is commonly used to prosecute leakers marks its 100th birthday on June 15,2017.

Signed into law on June 15, 1917, the Espionage Act 18 U.S.C. § 792 et seq., was Congress’s response to a fear that public criticism of U.S. participation in World War I would impede the conscript of soldiers to support the war effort and concerns about U.S. citizens undermining the war effort by spying for foreign governments. Although some parts of the law were repealed, many remain in effect 100 years later.

Most pertinent today, the law criminalizes both the disclosure and receipt of certain national security information. As a result, the Espionage Act remains the most common grounds upon which leakers of U.S. governmental information are prosecuted. Indeed, the recent charges against the alleged source of the NSA Russian Election Systems Phishing documents are based on the Espionage Act.

To date, however, the United States has never sought to prosecute a journalistic entity under the Espionage Act for either receiving secret government documents from a source or further disseminating the documents themselves or information from them in the course of reporting. There is nothing in the language of the law that prevents its use against a news organization, but it has been unofficially accepted that it should not apply to the press.

So it is alarming that the Justice Department is reportedly taking a serious look at bringing criminal charges against Wikileaks and Julian Assange for disclosing classified information . In so doing, the Trump administration is threatening to step over a never-crossed line – applying the secret documents provisions of the Espionage Act to journalistic practices. The threat is greatly concerning in the context of prosecuting whistleblowers, and, more broadly, preserving a free press.

The threat is greatly concerning in the context of prosecuting whistleblowers, and, more broadly, preserving a free press.

Leaks are a vital part of the free flow of information that is essential to our democracy. And reporting on leaked materials, including reporting on classified information, is an essential role of American journalism. The US Supreme Court, in Bartnicki v. Vopper, recognized that those who lawfully obtain information pertaining to a matter of public interest have a near absolute right to publish it even if their source illegally obtained the information. Prosecuting Wikileaks for its role in this fundamental democratic process will undermine these vital protections.

In sections 793(d), (e) and 798 the Espionage Act criminalizes the unauthorized communication of both certain classified information and information “connected with the national defense.” Section 793(c) also prohibits merely obtaining national defense documents “with intent or reason to believe that the information is to be used to the injury of the United States, or to the advantage of any foreign nation.” Whether the principle of Bartnicki v. Vopper would bar a successful prosecution against a news organization under these provisions has never been tested.

A strong defense of Wikileaks is not simply an anti-Trump position. As current events indicate, leaks are non-partisan: those on both sides of the aisle typically embrace leaks that are politically useful and condemn leaks that are politically damaging. President Donald Trump famously praised Wikileaks when disclosures of DNC emails benefitted him. He now threatens to bring the strong arm of the law down on it.

It can be difficult to separate rhetoric from a planned course of action with this administration. But there are strong signs this White House intends to follow through on its bluster.

First, CIA Director Mike Pompeo labeled Wikileaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service,” at an April 13, 2017 speech at the Center for Strategic And International Studies. The director then followed up by asserting his “philosophical understanding,” as opposed to a legal conclusion, that Wikileaks and Assange are not exercising First Amendment rights.

About a week later, Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained that his department was “stepping up its efforts” “on all leaks” with the goal being to “put some people in jail.”

President Trump also reportedly urged then-FBI director James Comey to prosecute and imprison journalists who published classified information. Comey’s failure to prioritize this has been cited as the one of the reasons for his firing.

Moreover, the president’s reported initial first choice for FBI director, former Senator Joseph Lieberman, has a history of belligerence against both the news media broadly and Wikileaks in particular. In 2010, Lieberman called for an investigation of the New York Times and other news media for publishing Wikileaks documents, proposed an “anti-Wikileaks Law” that would have criminalized the disclosure of intelligence source names, and pressured Amazon and credit card processors to choke off funding for Wikileaks.

Many of the other threats the president and those speaking on his behalf have made against the news media both during the election and since he took office require legislative action by either Congress or the states. Unlike his threat to “open up the libel laws”—which would require action by 50 state legislatures or otherwise be subject to Congressional oversight—the executive branch can initiate a federal criminal prosecution on its own.

We condemn the threats of prosecution of Wikileaks and call for all to speak out against the them.

One hundred years is long enough to let the threat of prosecution under the Espionage Act cast a shadow over our free speech and press freedom protections. Sign our petition, and tell U.S. lawmakers to reform this outdated and overbroad law.

Take Action


Read more about how the Espionage Act came to be and the law's murky legal history.

May 23 2017

Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"


Swedish prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. It’s not clear whether Assange will emerge any time soon. "This is a small victory, but in this long road to free Julian Assange and all the people working for WikiLeaks," says our guest Renata Avila, a Courage Foundation trustee and human rights lawyer. "But it will finally help us lawyers to focus on the main issue, which is the persecution, the political persecution, and imminent prosecution of Julian Assange in the United States."

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May 08 2017

June 24 2015


23 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1657 days. 
 – 1097 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1851 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1203 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1012 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1949 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released a collection of TOP SECRET intelligence reports which show the NSA spied on France’s three most recent presidents.
    • In response, French President François Hollande called an emergency meeting to discuss the claims.
  • Coverage of WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables continues:
    • Albawaba: Lebanon asked for Saudi support to maintain Roumieh prison
    • The Express Tribune: Saudi govt offered $10b for Mubarak’s release
    • Sudan Reeves: The View of Khartoum from Saudi Arabia
    • Deccan Chronicle: Saudis tried to shield students from US Montana college scandal
    • Vice: Saudi Money Flowed to Newspapers in Canada
    • Reuters: Iran shipped nuclear equipment to Sudan
    • The Indian Express: How Saudi Arabia wanted to match Iranian influence over India
    • Firedoglake: Revelations from Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Lebanon, Sudan & Egypt
  • A Twitter hashtag created to discredit WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables, “#Saudi_WikiLeaks_Are_Fake”, within which WikiLeaks identified the use of bots.
  • Playwright Angela Richter’s book “Supernerds: Conversations with Heroes”, which includes interviews with Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Daniel Ellsberg, is available via Amazon.
  • American singer-songwriter Patti Smith dedicated a song to WikiLeaks during her concert in Cologne.
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WikiLeaks - Espionnage Élysée

WikiLeaks - Espionnage Élysée

Today, 23 June 2015, WikiLeaks began publishing “Espionnage Élysée”, a collection of TOP SECRET intelligence reports and technical documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA) concerning targeting and signals intelligence intercepts of the communications of high-level officials from successive French governments over the last ten years.

The top secret documents derive from directly targeted NSA surveillance of the communications of French Presidents Francois Hollande (2012–present), Nicolas Sarkozy (2007–2012), and Jacques Chirac (1995–2007), as well as French cabinet ministers and the French Ambassador to the United States. The documents also contain the “selectors” from the target list, detailing the cell phone numbers of numerous officials in the Elysee up to and including the direct cell phone of the President.

Prominent within the top secret cache of documents are intelligence summaries of conversations between French government officials concerning some of the most pressing issues facing France and the international community, including the global financial crisis, the Greek debt crisis, the leadership and future of the European Union, the relationship between the Hollande administration and the German government of Angela Merkel, French efforts to determine the make-up of the executive staff of the United Nations, French involvement in the conflict in Palestine and a dispute between the French and US governments over US spying on France.

A founding member state of the European Union and one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, France is formally a close ally of the United States, and plays a key role in a number of US-associated international institutions, including the Group of 7 (G7), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The revelation of the extent of US spying against French leaders and diplomats echoes a previous disclosure in the German press concerning US spying on the communications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German officials. That disclosure provoked a political scandal in Germany, eventuating in an official inquiry into German intelligence co-operation with the United States, which is still ongoing.

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June 23 2015

Les #SaudiCables révèlent comment l'Arabie Saoudite a vécu le soulèvement de Bahreïn en 2011

Les ingérences de l'Arabie Saoudite dans les affaires intérieures de Bahreïn apparaissent au grand jour dans les documents top secret publiés depuis le 20 janvier par le site de lanceurs d'alerte WikiLeaks.
Wikileaks a commencé à rendre publics les Câbles Saoudiens, une masse d'un demi-million de correspondances et de documents confidentiels entre le gouvernement saoudien et ses ambassades à travers le monde. (...) Source: Global Voices
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22 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1656 days. 
 – 1096 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1850 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1202 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1011 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1948 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Coverage of WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables continues:
    • The Hill: Hillary Clinton’s passport info released by Wikileaks
    • Washington Post: How leaked Saudi documents might really matter
    • Commentary Magazine: Saudi Wikileaks a Reality Check on Iraq
    • Counterpunch: Saudi Arabia, Propaganda and Control
    • LBCI: Saudi Arabia threatens Lebanon TV station “LBCI” – WikiLeaks
    • New York Times: Cables Released by WikiLeaks Reveal Saudis’ Checkbook Diplomacy
    • Angry Arab News Service: Ben Hubbard on Saudi cables: My take versus the NYTimes
    • Fox News: Riyadh offered flights to Saudi students to escape cheating scandal at US school
    • Daily Mail: BBC reporter shot by al Qaeda was played by Saudi into $1.5m silence
    • Mehr: Iran should ‘react concretely’ to Saudi WikiLeaks spills
    • Expressen: Saudi Arabia wanted to hire Swedish PR agency
    • Global Voices: Saudi Cables Reveal How Saudi Arabia Saw Bahrain’s February 14 Uprising
    • @Farshadmm: Iran’s ex-minister Mohajerani received £65k uni bursary from Saudi for his son’s education in London
    • @ASE: WikiLeaks exposes that Saudi Arabia and Russia traded votes for spots on the UN Human Rights Council
    • A spreadsheet containing Saudi Embassy contact information is available in the Saudi Cables.
  • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson appeared on RT to discuss the Saudi Cables.
  • Sony emails released by WikiLeaks show that Sony has a secret contract saying that Spider-Man can’t be black or gay.
  • WikiLeaks released a teaser trailer for an upcoming release about France.
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June 20 2015


20 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1654 days. 
 – 1094 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1848 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1200 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1009 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1946 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks began releasing the Saudi Cables, over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
    • WikiLeaks: Buying Silence: How the Saudi Foreign Ministry controls Arab media
    • International Business Times: US refused Osama bin Laden son’s request for father’s death certificate
    • Sydney Morning Herald: Saudi Cables reveal secret Saudi government influence in Australia
    • Haaretz: Saudi top secret memo says Iran bombed South Sudan
    • Chicago Tribune: WikiLeaks reveals Saudi diplomatic intrigue, royal’s unpaid limo bills
    • Christian Science Monitor: What WikiLeaks reveals about Saudi diplomats
    • Times of Israel: Saudi cables reveal kingdom’s deep concern over Iran nuke talks
    • Middle East Eye: Leaks from Saudi ministry appear to show extent of influence over regional media
    • News Everyday: Saudis Offered $10 Billion to Free Mubarak
    • Sudan Tribune: Egyptian intelligence coordinated with Khartoum to assassinate S. Sudan’s Kiir
    • Global Voices: Saudi Cables: What We’ve Learned So Far about Lebanon
  • In response to the cable leak, the Saudi Foreign Ministry warned against sharing possibly “faked” documents.
  • The Intercept and Firedoglake both wrote in-depth reports on Google having to turn over Jacob Appelbaum’s data to the US Government as part of the WikiLeaks grand jury investigation.

Julian Assange News:

  • Human Rights Watch general counsel Dinah Pokempner criticized Sweden for “foot-dragging” in the Assange case, as he marked three years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • Julian Assange’s mother, Christine, released a statement to mark his three years inside the Embassy.

Chelsea Manning News:

Courthouse News released the first part of their exclusive interview with former Army Maj. Ashden Fein, the head prosecutor during the trial of Chelsea Manning.

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Comment les Séoudiens « achètent » les journaux – au sens propre comme au figuré : en s'abonnant…

Comment les Séoudiens « achètent » les journaux – au sens propre comme au figuré : en s’abonnant massivement (plusieurs milliers) à une publication, et en lui faisant savoir que ces abonnements ne seront reconduits l’année suivante qu’après réévaluation du niveau de complaisance du média :

One of the ways “neutralisation” and “containment” are ensured is by purchasing hundreds or thousands of subscriptions in targeted publications. These publications are then expected to return the favour by becoming an “asset” in the Kingdom’s propaganda strategy. A document listing the subscriptions that needed renewal by 1 January 2010 details a series of contributory sums meant for two dozen publications in Damascus, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait, Amman and Nouakchott. The sums range from $500 to 9,750 Kuwaiti Dinars ($33,000). The Kingdom effectively buys reverse “shares” in the media outlets, where the cash “dividends” flow the opposite way, from the shareholder to the media outlet. In return Saudi Arabia gets political “dividends” – an obliging press.

Concernant Beyrouth :

نجدية بيروت

نفيدكم بموافقة وزارة الثقافة والإعلام على تجديد الاشتراك في مجلة (مرآة الخليج) اللبنانية بمبلغ وقدره (5.000) خمسة آلاف ريال سعودي وذلك لمدة عام من 1/1/2010م وفق خطاب التعميد المرفق صورة منه.

للإطلاع وإبلاغ إدارة المجلة المذكورة بمضمونه، وإشعارهم بعدم تجديد الاشتراك للعام القادم إلا بعد موافقة وزارة الثقافة والإعلام وموافاتنا بالفواتير اللازمة للفترة من 1/1/2010 حتى 31/12/2010م لتتمكن وزارة الثقافة والإعلام من صرف الاستحقاق. تحياتنا،،،

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June 19 2015

Angry Arab fait monter la sauce : _Saudi Wikileaks tomorrow_

Angry Arab fait monter la sauce : Saudi Wikileaks tomorrow

I am not at liberty to speak more about the unpublished Saudi cable Wikileaks as the scoop belongs to Al-Akhbar but what I know (and it is only partial) is that it is quite damning and explosive. It is a documented chronicle of the corrupt financial manipulation of Arab politics and media by this tyrannical royal family.

Je sens que le site du Akhbar va être paaaarticulièrement difficile à consulter demain… #saudileaks

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18 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1652 days. 
 – 1092 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1846 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1198 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1007 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1944 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks released their second batch of Sony Files which includes 276,394 documents.
  • WikiLeaks released an English synopsis of the 33rd session of the German NSA-BND inquiry as part of an ongoing series.
  • Jacob Appelbaum sent out a series of tweets regarding a warrant served on Google which has again confirmed the ongoing grand jury into WikiLeaks.

Julian Assange News:

  • John Pilger wrote an article marking three years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy to seek asylum.
  • Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam released a statement on Julian Assange’s three years inside the Ecuadorian Embassy. The statement is particularly critical of the Australian Government’s complicity in Assange’s persecution.
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino stated that Sweden has violated Julian Assange’s rights by delaying the questioning procedure for years.

June 18 2015


17 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1651 days. 
 – 1091 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1845 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1197 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1006 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1943 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Trident whistleblower William McNeilly was dishonorably discharged from the Royal Navy for his disclosure. He will not be facing a court martial or any further action.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Swedish prosecutor has cancelled a meeting to take Julian Assange’s statement in the Ecuadorian Embassy. Assange has been willing to give his statement for over four years, but it is only recently that the prosecutor accepted the possibility of taking it in the Embassy.
    • Ecuador released a statement saying it is evaluating Sweden’s request to take Assange’s statement.
  • Justice for Assange released a statement marking three years since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy.
  • The UK refused to disclose documents on the bugging of Julian Assange’s meetings with his lawyers, claiming national security exemptions.
  • Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa discussed Julian Assange’s ongoing asylum in an interview with Euronews.

June 17 2015


16 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1650 days. 
 – 1090 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1844 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1196 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1005 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1942 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir fled arrest by the ICC to South Africa and then returned safely back to Khartoum, Sudan. ICC has been trying to bring him to trial on charges of crimes against humanity for six years. WikiLeaks has 1379 documents on President Bashir.
  • Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla recently denounced bribery, but WikiLeaks cables suggest he has been involved in multiple bribery cases.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Swedish Prosecution submitted a request for permission to interview Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy during June or July 2015.
  • Julian Assange was part of a Q&A during a screening of “The Yes Men are Revolting” in New York. Video clips can be found here and here, and a summary article can be found here.
  • Julian Assange will speak at the Czech 19th International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava this October.
  • Video is available of the Metropolitan Police Chief answering questions about the cost of the Ecuadorian Embassy Assange siege.

Chelsea Manning News:

June 14 2015


13 June 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1647 days. 
 – 1087 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1841 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1193 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 1002 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1939 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • Yesterday, Courage flew Emin Huseynov, an press freedom campaigner known as “Azerbaijan’s Julian Assange”, from Baku to Bern, Switzerland where he will seek asylum. Huseynov had been being sheltered in Baku’s Swiss Embassy for nearly a year and Courage announced they had been involved with his case since early 2015.
  • WikiLeaks criticized a Sunday Times article which claims Russia and China have access to nearly one million Snowden documents. They commented, “We predict that the Sunday times will have to admit that “cracked” and possession is speculation. No quote actually says that.”
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