• Chelsea Manning released from jail

      Chelsea Manning released from jail

      Chelsea Manning was released yesterday from the Virginia jail where she spent 62 days for refusing to testify about her past ties to WikiLeaks before a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Attorneys for Manning, however said the release came on a technicality -  the grand jury’s term expired and she has already been served another subpoena. It demands she appear before a different grand jury on 16 May. Manning has vowed not to answer any questions and, therefore, could be returned to custody as early as next week.

    • Julian Assange arrested in London

      Julian Assange arrested in London

      On Thursday morning Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden. Assange, 47, who has spent almost seven years at the embassy after seeking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden, was detained after the Ecuadorian government withdrew his asylum.