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Duffelblog. Log In. Photo Chelsea Manning, who confessed to disclosing archives of secret diplomatic and military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 and has been incarcerated longer than any other convicted leaker in American history, has formally petitioned President Obama to reduce the remainder of her 35-year sentence to the more than six years she has already served.

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In a statement accompanying her petition, a copy of which her lawyer provided to The New York Times, Ms. Manning again said she took “full and complete responsibility” for her actions, which she called “wrong.” She also described her difficult life, including the turmoil she faced at the time of her leaks as she came to grips with gender dysphoria while deployed to Iraq, her treatment in prison, and her multiple suicide attempts. “I am not asking for a pardon of my conviction,” she wrote. Ms. While military prosecutors portrayed Ms. In interviews, both Mr. A member of Ms. Still, Ms. Mr. Ms. US Army Blocks Chelsea Manning From Reading EFF Posts. The United States Army has blocked U.S.

US Army Blocks Chelsea Manning From Reading EFF Posts

Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is in prison at Fort Leavenworth, from reading printouts of posts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website. Ironically, most of the materials dealt with the issue of prison censorship. Manning is serving a thirty-five year prison sentence at Leavenworth. She was convicted of offenses stemming from her decision to provide WikiLeaks over a half million U.S. government documents, which exposed war crimes, diplomatic misconduct, and other instances of wrongdoing and questionable acts by U.S. officials.

Declaring Chelsea Manning’s Voice against Torture Contraband. Manning tweeted this picture as the last taken before she began hormonal therapy.

Declaring Chelsea Manning’s Voice against Torture Contraband

As a number of outlets have reported, Chelsea Manning faces a disciplinary board on Tuesday for four alleged violations, including brushing crumbs on the floor, disrespecting an officer, keeping toothpaste past its expiry date, and keeping items deemed contraband, including the Vanity Fair issue on Caitlyn Jenner. Manning will not have a lawyer at the hearing, and over the weekend authorities refused her access to the prison law library. She may receive indefinite solitary confinement as punishment for these absurd alleged offenses. Along with that list of seemingly trivial items, Leavenworth officials also confiscated an item that goes to the core of the whistleblowing that landed Manning in prison in the first place: the Senate Torture Report. Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement for possessing Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair and an expired tube of toothpaste.

According to Buzzfeed News, national security leaker and transgender rights activist Chelsea Manning is facing indefinite solitary confinement for a number of prison infractions, including possessing the edition of Vanity Fair featuring Caitlyn Jenner.

Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement for possessing Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair and an expired tube of toothpaste

Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning before her transition, was an intelligence analyst who was sentenced to 35 years in Fort Leavenworth in 2013 after leaking more than 700,000 classified documents to Wikileaks that she acquired while stationed in Iraq. Manning is being charged with violating prison rules, including possessing prohibited items like the Caitlyn Jenner issue of Vanity Fair, “I am Malala,” the Senate torture report, Transgender Studies Quarterly, and copies of The Advocate and Out Magazines. Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery. FT LEAVENWORTH, KS — An administrative error has been blamed for a mix-up in sentencing involving the cases of convicted Fort Hood shooter Maj.

Admin Error Sends Bradley Manning to Death Row, Nidal Hasan to Gender Reassignment Surgery

Nidal Hasan and Bradley Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. After sentencing concluded last Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas, it was reported Hasan would undergo gender reassignment surgery and change his name from Nidal to Nahid Hasan. Nahid is an Arabic name meaning “one with full, round breasts.” Not long after it was revealed, the traitor formerly known as Chelsea had been transferred to death row where he awaits execution by lethal injection.

Leavenworth officials announced that both gender reassignment and execution have been approved by fiscal offices. Sequestration and work furloughs were also cited as possible contributors to the errors, which are now fiscally and administratively impossible to correct. Bradley Manning Was Offered Plea Deal In Exchange For Testimony. FORT MEADE, Md. -- Speaking to reporters just hours after his client was sentenced to 35 years in prison, Bradley Manning's lawyer revealed on Wednesday that military prosecutors offered his client a plea deal in exchange for his testimony.

Bradley Manning Was Offered Plea Deal In Exchange For Testimony

But that deal involved a longer sentence than the 35 years Manning ultimately received, said defense attorney David Coombs, and "part of that would be to cooperate in testifying, so obviously we didn't do that. " Plea negotiations were confidential, and Coombs did not say explicitly that prosecutors had been seeking testimony against WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. However, there is little else Manning would have had to offer. And Coombs has previously stated that the government was trying to force his client to act as a witness against Assange in a plea deal, but had not revealed the terms of that offer. What Bradley Manning Revealed. “In no case shall information be classified… in order to: conceal violations of law, inefficiency, or administrative error; prevent embarrassment to a person, organization, or agency… or prevent or delay the release of information that does not require protection in the interest of the national security.”

What Bradley Manning Revealed

—Executive Order 13526, Sec. 1.7. Classification Prohibitions and Limitations“Is this embarrassing? Yes. Is this awkward? Yes. PFC Bradley Manning is a US Army intelligence specialist who released classified information to WikiLeaks, an organization that he understood would release portions of the information to news organizations and ultimately to the public. Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In WikiLeaks Case : The Two-Way. Hide captionU.S.

Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years In WikiLeaks Case : The Two-Way

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Md., on Tuesday. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images U.S. Army Pfc. Understaffed Army Unit Kept Bradley Manning as Intelligence Analyst Despite Deteriorating Mental Health. MSGT Adkins on the stand.

Understaffed Army Unit Kept Bradley Manning as Intelligence Analyst Despite Deteriorating Mental Health

Pic by C. Stoeckley. Military Judge Announces Rationale Behind Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial. Judge Lind released her ‘Special Findings’ report in the Manning trial today.

Military Judge Announces Rationale Behind Verdict in Bradley Manning’s Trial

Pic by C. Stoeckley. Sentencing Phase of Bradley Manning’s Trial, Day 8 (Live Updates) The prosecution calls its final two witnesses during the sentencing phase of the Bradley Manning trial. Pic by Stoeckley. 3:39 PM EST Just over 11 hours of testimony on classified evidence has been given by government witnesses in closed sessions. It has all been evidence related to alleged damage or harm caused by Manning. The vast amount of evidence prosecutors believe they have against Manning will not be known to the public when he is ultimately sentenced. The press will have what came out in open court but won’t no what in closed sessions influences the ultimate decision, which is a prime feature of a national security leaks case. 3:37 PM EST The government calls its last witness, Maj. 12:10 PM EST Court is in a closed session right now, with Rear Adm. No specific evidence was presented in open court to indicate actual examples of individuals injured or harmed by the Taliban had occurred because their name was in the war logs.

What's Bradley Manning Sorry For? Secrecy Surrounds Evidence Of Harm From WikiLeaks Disclosures. WASHINGTON -- His words were straightforward: "I am sorry. I am sorry that my actions hurt people. I am sorry that it hurt the United States. " But the meaning of Bradley Manning's apology, delivered in a wavering voice in military court on Wednesday as he faced a maximum 90-year sentence, is still a mystery. Because large portions of the sentencing testimony against Manning were closed to the press, just what the private first class was taking the blame for remains unknown.

Military judge Col. "The public's ability to understand the sentence is going to be permanently impaired by that fact that, unfortunately, there are large pieces of this that are going to be off the public record," said Eugene Fidell, a visiting professor in military law at Yale Law School. Manning's three-minute statement to the court on Wednesday did not mention WikiLeaks or any of his disclosures by name, referring only to "my decisions" and "my actions. " Bradley Manning Proposed for Nobel Peace Prize.

PFC Bradley Manning: Is PFC Bradley Manning a hero, or is he a villain? Why. Manning verdict: What you need to know. “I believed that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information contained within [the military’s own databases], it could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.” Kevin Gosztola: Behind the Scenes of the Bradley Manning Trial Ignored by Corporate Media. Lost in the Bradley Manning Narrative: What He Actually Leaked. Do you know that Egyptian torturers received FBI training in Virginia? Were you aware of the fact that American officials were instructed to hide evidence of child abuse by contractors in Afghanistan? Do you know the State Department fought against Haiti raising its minimum wage? Yesterday, Bradley Manning’s trial finally kicked off and with it a conversation about what the people have the right to know.

These debates frequently frame discussion within the context of a philosophical question about transparency. These issues are crucially important because the Manning trial stands as something of a referendum on press freedom. The prosecution’s “aiding the enemy” charge hinges on whether or not WikiLeaks material was found at Osama bin laden’s compound. Did the Mainstream Media Fail Bradley Manning? Bradley Manning trial: 10 revelations from Wikileaks documents on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Europe. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, is escorted as he leaves a military court at Fort Meade, Md., on Monday. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images In 2010, Army Pfc. As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point. Taibbi: Press Predictably Misses The Point In Manning Trial.

It's a long piece, and I suggest you read it all, but here's the heart of Matt Taibbi's latest Rolling Stone piece on the Bradley Manning trial: This whole thing, this trial, it all comes down to one simple equation. If you can be punished for making public a crime, then the government doing the punishing is itself criminal. Manning, by whatever means, stumbled into a massive archive of evidence of state-sponsored murder and torture, and for whatever reason, he released it. The debate we should be having is over whether as a people we approve of the acts he uncovered that were being done in our names. Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy” – If the Enemy Is Democracy. Journalists file suit against Manning trial secrecy. A group of journalists including Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange, Amy Goodman and Kevin Gosztola — all of whom have closely followed the Bradley Manning pretrial proceedings — are filing suit to see the veil of fierce military secrecy lifted from the accused whistleblower’s court martial.

The military judge presiding over the case can currently close a courtroom to the press and public for “security” reasons — citing sensitive classified information. Judge Allows Prosecution To Call Bin Laden Team Member In WikiLeaks Case. FORT MEADE, Md. -- A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound to testify at the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website.

Col. Denise Lind ruled for the prosecution during a court-martial pretrial hearing for Pfc. Evidence al-Qaida “received” WikiLeaks information permitted in Manning trial. Did the Mainstream Media Fail Bradley Manning? Freedom of the Press Foundation Publishes Leaked Audio of Bradley Manning’s Statement. Glenn Greenwald on Bradley Manning: Prosecutor Overreach Could Turn All Whistleblowing into Treason.

This is a rush transcript. WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning Says He Wanted to Show the Public the "True Costs of War" This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. Manning to Face More Serious Charges in Leak. The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case. After 1,000 days in pretrial detention, Private Bradley Manning yesterday offered a modified guilty plea for passing classified materials to WikiLeaks.

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