2011-08-14 WikiLeaks Notes: Latest News on #Cablegate Releases & #WikiLeaks


This is a "WikiLeaks News Update", a daily news update of stories that are obviously related to WikiLeaks and also freedom of information, transparency, cybersecurity, and freedom of expression. All the times are GMT.

07:40 PM Alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Rudolf Elmer is reported to have been released from custody on the 25th of July, after spending 187 days in detention without charges. According to an article that appeared originally in der Sonntag, his release was initally confirmed by Corinne Bouvard, spokeswoman for the chief prosecutor of the canton of Zurich.
Rudolf Elmer’s current location is unknown and it’s still unclear whether or not he will charged.

07:15 PM Information from Sweden versus Assange :

A judgment on Julian’s extradition appeal is likely to be delivered in October, as the legal year begins in October 3rd.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charges since January.

02:35 PM OpenLeaks founder Daniel Domscheit-Berg was expelled from the Computer Chaos Club (CCC), after his presentation of the leaking platform was deemed inconsistent and exploitative and harmful to the reputation of the association by spokesman Andy Müller-Maguhn.
Domscheit-Berg declared in an interview with news agency dpa that the real reason for the expulsion was his refusal to agree to a mediation in the dispute over documents belonging to WikiLeaks that are currently in his possession.
He is the second person to have been expelled from the CCC in its 30 years of existence. The decision was voted on unanimously by the club's Board.

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