On 22 September 2019, Julian Assange’s sentence for a bail violation conviction ended, but he was not released from HMP Belmarsh. Beginning today, 23 September, the United Kingdom is detaining Julian solely on behalf of the United States, which requests his extradition and has charged him with 18 counts carrying 175 years in prison for publishing information in the public interest. Read more..
"We are giving this year’s award to a man who has the courage to publish the truth and has sacrificed so much as a result." The award will be presented on September 28th in front of Belmarsh prison in London where Julian Assange is incarcerated. Read more..
Virginia Grand Jury Believed to be the Same Probe that Previously Called on Chelsea Manning, David House Read more..
In a historic win for WikiLeaks and its editor-in-chief Julian Assange a federal judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over WikiLeaks’ publication of DNC documents in 2016. The case sets an important precedent for freedom of the press. Read more..
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer visited Julian Assange at HMP Belmarsh on 9 May 2019, and has written letters to the governments of the United States, United Kingdom, Ecuador and Sweden to express that he is “gravely concerned” about Assange’s treatment and to urge the latter three governments to ensure Assange is not extradited to the United States. Read more..
Matt is in a transitional program with a scheduled release date to Leann and Paul’s home on October 3rd, 2019. In some ways the hardest part of his ordeal is yet to come. Read more..
Courage announces We Are Millions, a massive photo campaign to demonstrate global support for WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange as he fights extradition to the United States, where he would face unprecedented prosecution Read more..
The DANNY is “awarded annually to an individual who best emulates [Daniel] Schechter’s practice of combining excellent journalism with social advocacy and activism.” Read more..
At Julian Assange’s extradition hearing today at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, which Assange attended via videolink from HMP Belmarsh, the full substantive proceedings were scheduled for five days in February 2020. Read more..
"As scholars and citizens concerned with the protection of whistleblowers and a free press, with the ability to hold government to account for such abuses we call for the immediate release of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning from prison." Read more..