US authorities’ treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Private Bradley Manning was “cruel and degrading,” the UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Ernesto Mendez said Monday.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange should be sent to Sweden from Britain to face questioning over alleged sex crimes, London's High Court ruled Wednesday, rejecting his appeal against extradition.
Inter American Press Association (IAPA) reporters, editors and publishers will hear first-hand and discuss exactly what motivated Julian Assange to release secret diplomatic cables through Wikileaks, a Web site that as a source of information has gained as many followers as detractors.
Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo on Sunday launched an online initiative to collect feedback from sensitive information and leaks for journal investigation, a Web site it dubbed “Folhaleaks” in direct reference to the widely known Wikileaks Web site founded by Julian Assange.
US ambassador in Brazil Thomas Shannon said the country suffered from “extended corruption” according to a diplomatic cable a year and a half ago referred to former president Lula da Silva administration and which was recently released by Wikileaks.
United Nations has declared that access to the Internet is the right of all human beings. Nations should not institute any laws that prevent its citizens from accessing the Internet, according to a recent document published by the UN Human Rights Council. The document is a report by Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
The Malaysian government failed to inform Washington that two “US-supplied” F-5 fighter jet engines had gone missing since May 22, 2008, despite having at least “three opportunities” to come clean, according to leaked United States diplomatic cables released recently.
The engines two years later were finally located two years later in Uruguay.
In 2005, with Chile negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with China, the United States became increasingly worried over China’s influence in the area, according to a confidential cable released last week by Wikileaks.
Former Uruguayan president Tabaré Vázquez denied this week that he ever said that his Argentine counterparts Néstor and Cristina Kirchner are “fascists”, like Wikileaks cables stated.
The United States expelled on Thursday Ecuador’s ambassador to Washington in retaliation for the expulsion of the top US diplomat in Quito. Within hours, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa accused the US of infiltrating his country’s police.