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For more information on the lack of public and press access to United States v. Pfc. Manning, visit the Center for Constitutional Rights , which filed a petition requesting the Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) "to order the Judge to grant the public and press access to the government's motion papers, the court's own orders, and transcripts of proceedings, none of which have been made public to date." The statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Manning at the providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification under Article 92 with a substituted time frame for the offense, and nine specifications for lesser included offenses under Article 134. Below is a transcript was taken by journalist Alexa O'Brien at the Article 39(a) session of United States v.
Z Blogs | After two years, Amnesty explains why Bradley Manning has not been named a Prisoner of Conscience:After two years, Amnesty explains why Bradley Manning has not been named a Prisoner of Conscience: UPDATE Below - added March 13, 2013 Over two years ago, in January of 2011, Amnesty USA told me they were “investigating” if Bradley Manning qualified as a “Prisoner of Conscience”. They told me they weren’t sure about his motivations and they’d have to look at his employment contract. I was then dismayed to see that the LA Times editorial board, hardly a revolutionary group, came out with a strong denunciation of Manning’s barbaric pre-trial detention before Amnesty had made any public statement in his defence. Members of the Pussy Riot band in Russia were jailed on February 21, 2012.
Pfc. Bradley Manning (photo by Jared Rodriguez for Truthout) The charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, are likely to proceed onto a court martial. The investigative officer, Lt.
WASHINGTON — The military officer who presided over an evidentiary hearing on charges against Pfc. , accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of confidential government documents to , recommended on Friday that Private Manning face court martial. The officer, Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, who heard a series of witnesses last month at Fort Meade, Md., concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” to believe that Private Manning committed the crimes he is accused of, including aiding the enemy, theft of public records and computer fraud. Colonel Almanza’s recommendation now goes to senior military officers, who can dismiss the charges or permit them to proceed to a full military trial. If convicted on all charges, Private Manning could be sentenced to life in prison.
PFC Bradley Manning UPDATE – 11:45 PM EST According to statement by defense, “PFC Manning is not pleading guilty to the specifications as charged by the Government. Rather, PFC Manning is attempting to accept responsibility for offenses that are encapsulated within, or are a subset of, the charged offenses. The Court will consider whether this is a permissible plea.” I’ve put a strike through “all charged” because I do not feel it appropriately reflects what Manning did with the notice of plea.
My office has received several media inquiries regarding the current status of PFC Manning's case. The entry below explains the current case status and the process forward. I. The Military Process: The basic structure of the military process is similar to any criminal trial in a civilian court. Once allegations are made, the government begins to investigate the alleged crime. The government’s investigators are usually either Military Police Investigators (MPI) or Criminal Investigation Division (CID) officers.
PFC Manning is currently being held in maximum custody. Since arriving at the Quantico Confinement Facility in July of 2010, he has been held under Prevention of Injury (POI) watch. His cell is approximately six feet wide and twelve feet in length. The cell has a bed, a drinking fountain, and a toilet. The guards at the confinement facility are professional. At no time have they tried to bully, harass, or embarrass PFC Manning.
Populating content today. Populating content today... This is a transcript of the Motion Hearing held on June 6, 2012 at Fort Meade, Maryland in US v Pfc. Bradley Manning.
Alexa O’Brien is a journalist, researcher, and social activist. She is currently investigating the Bradley Manning trial and the US government’s pursuit of Wikileaks. JAMES GREEN: Could you start off by telling me about the work you’re doing right now on the Bradley Manning case?
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been held for five months in severe isolation, and it is already having negative effects his health. Please add your name to our letter urging the Marines to lift the heavy restrictions of Manning’s unnecessary “Prevention of Injury” order. Bradley’s friend, David House, will deliver your letter to Commanding Officer James Averhart at the Quantico Marine Base brig when he next visits Bradley Manning. Information allegedly accessed by Manning, per his charging document:
“A lot of people have labelled me a snitch,” Mr Lamo told BBC News. “I guess I deserve that on this one but not as a generality.” “This was a very hard decision for me.”…Mr Lamo said that he did not suspect anything unusual when Mr Manning contacted him over instant messenger and e-mail. “I’m contacted on a daily basis by all kinds of people who confess to all kinds of federal crimes,” he said.
August 12, 2011 7:00 AM The Evolving Media Portrait of the Wikileaker By Samuel Knight On May 24th PBS aired a Frontline documentary about alleged Wikileaker Bradley Manning called “WikiSecrets.”
(on 2011-05-24) On 24 May, 2011, 9pm EST, PBS-Frontline will air a documentary "WikiSecrets". WikiLeaks has had intelligence for some time that the program is hostile and misrepresents WikiLeaks’ views and tries to build an "espionage" case against its founder, Julian Assange, and also the young soldier, Bradley Manning.
Courage to Resist - PayPal cuts service to Courage to Resist, Bradley Manning support - WikiLeaks TsunamiBy Bradley Manning Support Network. February 24, 2011 San Francisco, CA – The online payment provider PayPal has frozen the account of Courage to Resist, which in collaboration with the Bradley Manning Support Network is currently raising funds in support of U.S. Army Pfc.
As WikiLeaks' Assange Freed on Bail, Alleged Military Leaker Bradley Manning Imprisoned under Inhumane ConditionsThis is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN : Well, we do have breaking news from — CBS News is reporting that Julian Assange will remain under close supervision after moving to a friend’s house in southern England. But why don’t we move on with this segment of the show, and we’ll continue to follow that.