Persecution of whistleblowers
Fresh indictment against Assange in US Assange faces second indictment by US on charges of recruiting hacktivists

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will face a fresh indictment on charges of having “hired” and “conspired” with hacktivist groups, including Anonymous, LulzSec, and “a famous teenage hacker in Australia”

Julian Assange’s bail plea denied

Julian Assange’s defense team had moved a bail application in light of fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison. The Wikileaks founder has been in judicial custody in the prison since September 2019

Assange bail application Covid UK Assange’s defense team to apply for bail over concerns of COVID-19 spread in prison

The legal team representing Assange has stated that they will be filing a bail application for Julian Assange on Wednesday over concerns of Coronavirus spread in prison

After a year in prison, Chelsea Manning set to be free

Manning has been in prison, under a judicial remand, almost continuously since March 2019 for refusing to testify in the Wikileaks investigation

Manning suicide US Chelsea Manning is recovering following suicide attempt

Manning has been under almost continuous judicial sanctions since April 2019, for twice refusing to testify before a grand jury in the Wikileaks investigations case. UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer, has noted that the sanctions against her amount to torture and coercion

Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning’s legal team files new motion for release

The whistleblower who brought to light US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq has been in judicial remand for refusing to testify in the indictment of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Greenwald Brazil Brazilian prosecutors target journalist Glenn Greenwald for ‘cybercrimes’

Glenn Greenwald is accused of being involved in the hacking of communications of senior government officials. His reports exposed the conspiracy between Brazil’s current justice minister, Sergio Moro, and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office against former president Lula

“Chelsea Manning’s incarceration and fines are akin to torture”

Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, has published a letter to the US government condemning its treatment of Manning

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Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are being persecuted for speaking truth to power

Doctors worldwide demand Assange be moved to a hospital

Doctors from eight countries around the world demand Assange be moved to a hospital over concerns of his deteriorating health

Assange in court

Historian and former diplomat Craig Murray describes the farcical proceedings at a Westminster court on October 21 when a judge summarily dismissed a request by Julian Assange’s legal team for more time to prepare for the case

Australian political leaders oppose extradition of Assange to the US

Two legislators voiced concerns about Australian sovereignty in the Assange case and have demanded that the government oppose any attempt at extradition

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