Icelandic court has ordered formerly VISA Iceland (now VALITOR @ValitorPayments) to pay $10m (1.2 bn ISK) in damages for blocking credit card donations to WikiLeaks in 2011. Valitor has stated it is likely to appeal (Valitor is a subsidiary of @arionbanki) https://t.co/7lRsC900Wz
“Anguish is what I feel” - Julian Assange’s father speaks of the ‘no touch torture’ suffered in the embassy, makes plea for his son to be able to return to Australia to recover his health.
Good Morning Britain:
Mediastan: Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the arrests of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, Sixteen Films and Journeyman are providing a time-limited free access to the Wikileaks road movie Mediastan.
Legal experts: Assange likely faces espionage charges if extradited to US.
"The arrest of Assange is a step taken by those who want to go back to past times where opacity reigned, cutting our fundamental rights and punishing those who uncover the secrets that shame those who hold power."
The Hindu (India). Readers editor on Assange: "His indictment poses a threat to all journalists",
La Jornada (editorial). Assange: The Truth Persecuted.
Major civil liberties, media freedom, and human rights groups speak out against the arrest of Julian Assange.
President Lenin Moreno, criticised for corruption and betraying a political refugee is now using absurd claims about Assange as a pretext to purge his political opponents.
Assange and WikiLeaks: A view from Kenya
"...this will endanger every other journalistic enterprise that publishes accurate but embarrassing information that governments would wish to keep secret."
WikiLeaks has always been confident that this investigation would vindicate our groundbreaking publishing of the 2016 materials which it has, We disapprove of the large redactions which permit conspiracy theories to abound. Full transparency please.