Whistle Blower Fyle

5/21/17

  • Sweden has dropped the rape investigation against Julian Assange. [Link]

5/17/17

  • Chelsea Manning is scheduled to be released from prison today. [Link]

5/11/17

  • Chelsea Manning issued a statement before her release from prison next week. [Link]

1/21/17

  • Russia extends Edward Snowden’s visa through 2020. In 2018 Snowden will have the ability to apply for Russian citizenship. [Link]

1/19/17

  • Julian Assange says Obama did not meet the conditions of the deal for him to be extradited to the US. Assange has previously said that if Obama grants Chelsea Manning clemency then he will allow himself to be extradited to the US. While Obama did grant Manning clemency, it was not immediate clemency as Assange requested. [Link] Assange did state that he is willing to come to the US if his rights are guaranteed. [Link]

1/18/17

  • Obama commutes Chelsea Mannings prison sentence. Manning was given 35 years in prison for leaking details of US war crimes in Iraq along with other information to Wikileaks. Manning has already served 7 years of her sentence and will be released May 17. [Link]
  • This article details some of the important information that American citizens know because of Chelsea Manning. [Link]

1/16/17

  • One million Americans signed a petition demanding that Obama pardons Edward Snowden. [Link]

1/14/17

  • Julian Assange restates his pledge to be extradited to the US in exchange for Obama granting Chelsea Manning clemency. [Link]

1/12/17

  • Chelsea Manning is reported to be on Obama’s short list of possible commutation. Obama has about a week left to commute the 35-year sentence of Manning. [Link]

12/23/16

  • Edward Snowden pushes back against a House Intelligence Committee report released about him. [Link]

12/21/16

  • The NSA Inspector General George Ellard has been fired for retaliating against a whistleblower. Ellard has been critical of Edward Snowden for leaking the documents proving the NSA’a illegal surveillance program and has insisted that if Snowden had come to him, he would not have been retaliated against. [Link]

12/8/16

  • Newly released documents from Edward Snowden shows the NSA determined who to bomb in Iraq in just minutes. [Link]

12/5/16

  • In an interview, Edward Snowden criticizes General David Petraeus for disclosing more highly classified information than he did. General Petraeus gave the information to his mistress. Petraeus never spent time in jail and is now being considered for Secretary of State. [Link]

12/1/16

  • A UN panel finds that Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. Assange renews his request to be set free. [Link]

11/19/16

  • President Obama says he will not grant a pardon to Edward Snowden. Obama suggested he would be unable to do so because Snowden has not stood trial. However, The Constitution grants the president the power to grant a pardon any time after the crime has been committed. [Link]

11/18/16

  • Chelsea Manning formally petitions Obama to commute her prison sentence. Manning says she is suffering from several mental health symptoms and she has attempted suicide twice. [Link]

11/7/16

  • Julian Assange says that Russia did not give the Podesta emails to Wikileaks. [Link]

11/5/16

  • Chelsea Manning attempted suicide last month. Manning was serving a punishment in solitary confinement at the time. This is her second attempted suicide. [Link]

10/19/16

  • Ecuador admits it limited Julian Assange’s internet access. Ecuador says it does not want to influence the outcome of the US election. [Link]

10/1/16

  • Edward Snowden’s leaks helped to reduce the use of America’s secret spying on American citizens. [Link]

9/26/16

  • Psychologists and mental health experts are outraged at the punishment given to Chelsea Manning. Manning was recently given with 2 weeks of solitary confinement as a punishment for her suicide attempt. Mental health experts say that solitary confinement can cause a person to be more likely to commit suicide. [Link]

9/24/16

  • Chelsea Manning has been sentenced to two weeks of solitary confinement as a punishment for her suicide attempt. [Link]

9/17/16

  • Julian Assange says he will turn himself in if Obama grants Chelsea Manning clemency. [Link]

9/16/16

  • A House Committee issued a report and a joint letter on Edward Snowden. The letter demands that President Obama not pardon Snowden. The report is classified, but the Congressional Committee says that what Snowden did was illegal and he is not a whistleblower. [Link]

9/13/16

  • The ACLU is launching a campaign to push Obama to pardon Edward Snowden is wanted for violating the Espionage Act. The ACLU will partner with other human rights organizations to organize a signature gathering campaign. [Link]

9/10/16

  • Chelsea Manning began a hunger strike yesterday. Manning says she will only drink water and take medications. Manning says she has been mocked and denied the basic care she needs. Manning will not end her hunger strike until she is treated with a minimum level of respect. [Link]

9/8/16

  • The US is barring British whistleblower, Craig Murray, from entering the country. Murray blew the whistle on a British torture program. He is not currently wanted by authorities. Murray was set to speak at the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity and Intelligence  conference. [Link]

7/29/16

  • Chelsea Manning continues to serve her 35 year jail sentence for blowing the whistle on US war crimes. She recently attempted to commit suicide, as she was not receiving proper treatment for gender dysphoria. For attempting suicide, Chelsea faces the punishment of indefinite solidarity confinement or less politically known as torture. [Link]