Editorials
2014-02-18
  NSA and GCHQ spying on WikiLeaks
2013-12-09
  Second release of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement documents
2013-11-29
  WikiLeaks consultant Gottfrid Svartholm Warg extradited from Sweden after alleged access to NSA contractor CSC
2013-11-29
  WikiLeaks Calls for US to Drop Grand Jury
2013-11-15
  Hammond Support Letter from World Media
2013-11-15
  US, Australia isolated in TPP negotiations
2013-11-07
  Announcing Australian Preview Release of Mediastan - WikiLeaks’ Fifth Estate Challenger
2013-11-06
  Statement by Sarah Harrison
2013-11-03
  Video: Snowden meets with German MP regarding being witness in NSA spying investigation
2013-11-01
  Press Release: German Release of Mediastan - WikiLeaks’ Fifth Estate Challenger
2013-10-25
  El Ingeniero: Communicado de Prensa
2013-10-24
  Announcing preview of "The Engineer"
2013-10-23
  Comunicado de Prensa: WikiLeaks estrena el desafía "El Quinto Poder": Mediastan - Un 'Road Movie' de WikiLeaks
2013-10-17
  Press Release: US Release of Mediastan - WikiLeaks’ Fifth Estate Challenger
2013-10-12
  Video: Edward Snowden wins Sam Adams award
2013-10-11
  Watch MEDIASTAN
2013-10-11
  Press Release: WikiLeaks Releases Fifth Estate Challenger: Mediastan - A WikiLeaks Road Movie
2013-10-09
  RELEASE: Julian Assange Correspondence with The Fifth Estate Star Benedict Cumberbatch
2013-10-09
  First Letter from Julian Assange to Benedict Cumberbatch Over The Fifth Estate
2013-09-30
  The Fifth Estate
2013-09-16
  Editorial: Release Barrett Brown
2013-09-06
  Swedish Police Open Investigation into Seizure of War Crime Evidence
2013-09-03
  WikiLeaks Files Second Criminal Complaint in Germany
2013-09-03
  Swedish Police Opens Criminal Complaint File ahead of Wednesday’s Obama Visit to Sweden
2013-09-02
  Press Release: WikiLeaks Launches Criminal Investigation ahead of Wednesday’s Obama Visit to Sweden
2013-08-27
  Op-ed: Google and the NSA: Who’s holding the ‘shit-bag’ now?
2013-08-27
  Op-ed: The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’
2013-08-21
  Statement by Julian Assange on today’s sentencing of Bradley Manning
2013-08-15
  Response to Today’s Bradley Manning Statement
2013-08-01
  Statement on Snowden’s Successful Russian Asylum Bid
2013-07-30
  Statement by Julian Assange on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial
2013-07-12
  Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport
2013-07-03
  MasterCard breaks ranks in WikiLeaks blockade
2013-07-02
  Edward Snowden submits asylum applications
2013-07-01
  Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
2013-06-26
  Further Statement From Baltasar Garzón
2013-06-26
  Transcript of WikiLeaks Press Conference on Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong
2013-06-24
  Statement From Baltasar Garzón
2013-06-23
  WikiLeaks Statement On Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong - UPDATED
2013-06-23
  Profile: Sarah Harrison
2013-06-23
  WikiLeaks Statement On Edward Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong
2013-06-22
  Statement by Julian Assange after One Year in Ecuadorian Embassy
2013-06-04
  Assange Statement on the First Day of Manning Trial
2013-06-03
  Bradley Manning Trial FAQ
2013-05-24
  WikiLeaks Leaks the Annotated Transcript of Universal’s WikiLeaks Documentary Ahead of Opening Tomorrow Night
2013-05-11
  For the next 49 days you can donate to WikiLeaks
2013-04-22
  Transcript of secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt
2013-02-07
  Eight FBI agents conduct interrogation in Iceland in relation to ongoing U.S. investigation of WikiLeaks
2012-12-20
  Statement by Julian Assange after Six Months in Ecuadorian Embassy
2012-12-16
  WikiLeaks declares war on banking blockade
2012-12-05
  Julian Assange Presentation to EU Parliament on Corruption Revealed in Cablegate
2012-11-29
  Assange statement regarding CNN’s Erinn Burnett show comment on Ecuador
2012-11-27
  European Commission enabling blockade of WikiLeaks by U.S. hard-right Lieberman/King, contrary to European Parliament’s wishes
2012-11-26
  WikiLeaks donations now tax deductible EU wide
2012-11-20
  European Parliament votes to protect WikiLeaks
2012-10-10
  WikiLeaks GI Files Presidential Campaign Release
2012-10-03
  Press Statement: In this election, vote with your wallet, Vote WikiLeaks
2012-09-27
  Transcript of Julian Assange Address to the UN
2012-09-26
  US Military Refers to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as the "enemy" with the "victims" being "society"
2012-09-26
  Background for UN Talk - Ongoing Investigation into WikiLeaks
2012-09-11
  Inside the secrets and lies behind ’Secrets and Lies’
2012-09-10
  The public relations state: full details of WikiLeaks & Assange Ofcom complaint over "WikiLeaks: Secrets & Lies"
2012-08-23
  Statement on U.K. intentions and pressures prior to Ecuadorian embassy siege
2012-08-19
  Official Statement by Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy
2012-08-16
  Statement on UK threat to storm Ecuadorian embassy and arrest Julian Assange
2012-07-18
  Press Release: WikiLeaks opens path through banking siege. Donations open.
2012-06-29
  Press Statement: By Julian Assange Defense Fund Outside the Ecuadorian Embassy
2012-06-28
  Press Release - WikiLeaks: Beat the Blockade CD
2012-06-21
  Wikileaks has launched a case against Valitor hf. (formerly VISA Iceland)
2012-06-19
  Effective Declaration of Abandonment from Australian Government
2012-04-18
  Smear and Enjoy
2012-04-17
  Press Release - 500 Days of the WikiLeaks Banking Blockade
2012-04-05
  Assange Submissions to the Leveson Inquiry
2012-03-06
  Kristinn Hrafnsson: The Great WikiLeaks War on Sweden?
2012-03-06
  Press release: WikiLeaks on Recent Fabricated Stories in the Swedish Press
2012-02-15
  WikiLeaks denounces UNESCO after WikiLeaks banned from UNESCO conference on WikiLeaks
2012-01-23
  New Assange TV Series
2011-12-16
  Statement on Bradley Manning Case
2011-11-30
  Guardian’s "WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies" Documentary:
2011-10-23
  WikiLeaks Press Statement: WikiLeaks vs the Banks
2011-09-22
  Julian Assange: Statement on the Unauthorised, Secret Publishing of the Julian Assange "autobiography" by Canongate
2011-09-19
  WikiLeaks Launches the First of Four Fundraising Auctions
2011-08-24
  US espionage investigation against WikiLeaks: PATRIOT Act order unsealed
2011-06-15
  In Conversation with Julian Assange Part II
2011-05-24
  "WikiSecrets" Julian Assange Full Interview Footage
2011-05-23
  In Conversation with Julian Assange Part I
(on 2013-09-03)

WikiLeaks Files Second Criminal Complaint in Germany

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 19:45 BST (London Time)

This afternoon the Federal Prosecutor of Germany (Generalbundesanwalt beim Bundesgerichtshof) registered a complaint filed by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This is the second of four jurisdictions where WikiLeaks is filing a criminal complaint during the month of September against unlawful interference in journalistic activities. The first complaint was filed this morning in Sweden ahead of Obama’s state visit on 4 and 5 September as persons in the US delegation may have knowledge of the US multi-agency response to WikiLeaks.

The complaint concerns the monitoring of Julian Assange in Berlin in 2009 and the seizure of WikiLeaks property on 27 September 2010.

WikiLeaks decided to withhold matters contained in this complaint until the conclusion of the court martial of PFC Chelsea Manning.

The US military used the results of intelligence action against WikiLeaks in Germany in 2009 to facilitate its prosecution of PFC Manning for charges of aiding the enemy and wanton publication. Julian Assange said: "The results of unlawful US spying against WikiLeaks in Germany in 2009 has ultimately been used to help put political prisoner PFC Chelsea Manning in prison for 35 years."

"Chancellor Merkel must answer two simple questions: Did she authorise the use of US military bases to spy on journalists in Germany? And did she authorise the export of the results of this spying to the United States prosecution of alleged WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning?"

The property seized on the flight from Sweden to Berlin Tegel airport included evidence of a war crime perpetrated by US forces in Afghanistan in which more than sixty women and children were killed, known as the Garani massacre. The property seized also contained a report of the military intelligence monitoring in Berlin in 2009.

The actions that are the subject of this complaint occurred in the context of the publication of thousands of classified US intelligence documents in 2010. The unlawful FBI and US intelligence activities against WikiLeaks in Europe since 2009 have been forced onto the public record this year through a Parliamentary inquiry in Iceland and the Manning court martial.

The 186-page affidavit now made public details ongoing and illegal attempts by US authorities to interfere with WikiLeaks’ publishing and journalistic activities. Attacks such as those that WikiLeaks has endured have become a concerning trend, as exemplified by the recent abuse of the UK Terrorism Act to seize electronic devices and other materials belonging to those working on the Edward Snowden US mass surveillance revelations.

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ publisher, said: "Now is the time for everyone to take a stand to put an end to Obama’s war against national security journalism – at home and abroad. This filing, recent court victories, and our successful intervention in the case of Edward Snowden, represent the continuing reorientation of WikiLeaks from legal defence to legal attack."

Complaint Germany

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Julian Assange’s affidavit in PDF (minus appendix):

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Present status:

On 24 April 2013 WikiLeaks won its three-year battle against the unilateral, extra-judicial US financial services blockade of WikiLeaks donors, securing victory in the Supreme Court of Iceland.

On 18 June 2013 WikiLeaks lodged a compensation demand for US$75 million against Valitor (formally, VISA Iceland).

On 30 June 2013 MasterCard pulled out of the financial blockade against WikiLeaks.

As of 2 September 2013, Julian Assange has been detained for 1,000 days (440 days in the Ecuadorian embassy of London, where he has political asylum; 550 days under house arrest; and 10 days in solitary confinement). He has not been charged in the UK or Sweden at any stage. For further information, see http://justice4assange.com/extradit...

On 4 and 5 September 2013 Barack Obama will visit Sweden en route to the G20, having cancelled a planned Russia-US summit scheduled for these dates. The White House stated that the cancellation was partly as a result of Snowden’s successful asylum bid.

On 5 September 2013 an unendorsed Hollywood movie about WikiLeaks by Dreamworks and distributed by Disney, "The Fifth Estate", will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Trek: Into the Darkness) as Julian Assange. The film’s general release is on 18 October.

On 7 September 2013 Julian Assange and five other WikiLeaks Party candidates are running for the Senate in the national Australian elections.

In early 2014 the United Kingdom will withdraw from the EU extradition agreement (EAW) that has kept Mr Assange detained without charge in the UK in relation to Sweden’s preliminary investigation.

WikiLeaks continues to publish thousands of documents every week.

The US Department of Justice probe against WikiLeaks and its staff continues.

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