Persecution of whistleblowers
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

Chelsea Manning Chelsea Manning to spend another 400 days in prison

A federal judge dismissed Manning’s plea for a hearing on the sanctions that were imposed on her by the court for refusing to testify in the Wikileaks’ espionage case.

Whistleblower David McBride’s trial in a limbo on issues of “national security”

David McBride, who released documents detailing war crimes by Australian security forces in Afghanistan, has not received the full brief of the case against him owning to national security concerns

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