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Military Judge Sentences Bradley Manning to 35 Years in Prison. There Are People Who Should Have to Plead for Mercy from a Judge—None Are Named Bradley Manning. Pfc.

There Are People Who Should Have to Plead for Mercy from a Judge—None Are Named Bradley Manning

Bradley Mannin and his civilian defense attorney, David Coombs, sit before a judge (Sketch by Clark Stoeckley) US of A vs. Prviate Manning. Covers Bradley Manning’s Court Martial. This week in press freedoms and privacy rights. I'm on a (much-needed) quick vacation until Sunday, so I'll just post a few brief items from what has been a busy and important week of events, particularly when it comes to press freedom and privacy: (1) In the utter travesty known as "the Bradley Manning court-martial proceeding", the military judge presiding over the proceeding yet again showed her virtually unbreakable loyalty to the US government's case by refusing to dismiss the most serious charge against the 25-year-old Army Private, one that carries a term of life in prison: "aiding and abetting the enemy".

This week in press freedoms and privacy rights

The government's theory is that because the documents Manning leaked were interesting to Osama bin Laden, he aided the enemy by disclosing them. Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler explained in the New Republic in March why this theory poses such a profound threat to basic press freedoms as it essentially converts all leaks, no matter the intent, into a form of treason. » Surprising lack of evidence against Manning confirms over-prosecution Bradley Manning Support Network. A recap of the government’s evidence that Bradley Manning “aided the enemy.”

» Surprising lack of evidence against Manning confirms over-prosecution Bradley Manning Support Network

Today, the defense begins its merits case. By Nathan Fuller, Bradley Manning Support Network. July 8, 2013. Ft. Meade courtroom, sketched by Debra Van Poolen. On February 28, 2013, Pfc. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry. For more information on the lack of public and press access to United States v.

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry

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 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.

I am Bradley Manning. Bradley Manning. All Charges Against Bradley Manning Referred to Court Martial. Pfc.

All Charges Against Bradley Manning Referred to Court Martial

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. Col. Almanza did not recommend the death penalty for the “aiding the enemy” charge, which is a capital offense. POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein, who was part of the media pool at the hearing in December, further reports: Almanza’s report was sent on Thursday to Col.

Additional information, such as the report itself, was not released. What is significant here is that it appears the investigative officer found there were no grounds to consolidate the charges as the defense had recommended in their closing argument. David Coombs, Manning’s defense attorney, urged Almanza to recognize the government had “overcharged” his client in order to “strong arm” him. Court Martial Recommended for Private Manning in WikiLeaks Case. Government to argue speedy trial doesn’t apply to Bradley Manning.

Bradley Manning Indicates He Would Accept Responsibility for Transferring Information to WikiLeaks. 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.

Bradley Manning Indicates He Would Accept Responsibility for Transferring Information to WikiLeaks

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. He is through the notice acknowledging he provided information to WikiLeaks but not that he provided all the charged information. Original Post At Fort Meade, Maryland, during a motion hearing in Pfc.

Manning did not plead guilty to the charged offenses in the plea notice. The notice was a plea to lesser-included offenses—charges with different elements that the judge could agree upon if there is no evidence for the more severe charges. PFC Manning Case Update. My office has received several media inquiries regarding the current status of PFC Manning's case.

PFC Manning Case Update

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. A Typical Day for PFC Bradley Manning. PFC Manning is currently being held in maximum custody.

A Typical Day for PFC Bradley Manning

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.

At 5:00 a.m. he is woken up (on weekends, he is allowed to sleep until 7:00 a.m.). US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line. Populating content today.

US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line

Populating content today... This is a transcript of the Motion Hearing held on June 6, 2012 at Fort Meade, Maryland in US v Pfc. Alexa O'Brien: Bradley Manning Archives. Bradley Manning, the NDAA and Wikileaks. Alexa O’Brien is a journalist, researcher, and social activist.

Bradley Manning, the NDAA and Wikileaks

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? ALEXA O`BRIEN: Sure. I’ve been researching and covering the Bradley Manning trial and the US investigations into WikiLeaks, Assange, Manning, and supporters.

Manning’s been in pre-trial confinement for over 900 days. And then there is more in-depth coverage and profiles I’ve built, including witness profiles and a reconstructed Appellate List available at I’ve essentially built an appellate list – reconstructed it out of open court as well as the defense filings. Bradley Manning/Wikileaks Timeline. Information allegedly accessed by Manning, per his charging document: The video of the July 12, 2007 Apache killing of Reuters journalistsThe Rejkjavik State Department cable leaked by WikiLeaks50 State Department cables (loaded onto his unsecured computer, transmitted to someone unauthorized to receive them)150,000 State Department cables (obtained information from them via unauthorized access)A classified Microsoft Powerpoint presentationManning charge sheetMarcy Wheeler on the glaring inconsistencies in Adrian Lamo’s storiesMarcy Wheeler: more inconsistencies in Lamo’s storiesJudge’s order unsealing Twitter subpoena (PDF)Justice Department’s subpoena of Twitter (PDF)AdrianLamoLogs TimelineCryptome TimelineAdrian Lamo Interview Transcript PageKey Articles in the Wikileaks – Manning investigation.

Key Wikileaks-Manning Articles. “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. “I have never once turned them in, even when the FBI offered me a deal.” The Evolving Media Portrait of the Wikileaker. August 12, 2011 7:00 AMThe Evolving Media Portrait of the Wikileaker By Samuel Knight. GAY HERO. Huge banner at San Francisco Pride.

"WikiSecrets" Julian Assange Full Interview Footage. (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. In accordance with our tradition of "scientific journalism" (full primary sources) we release here our, behind the scenes, interview tape between Julian Assange & PBS Frontline’s Martin Smith which was recorded on 4/4/2011.

Courage to Resist - PayPal cuts service to Courage to Resist, Bradley Manning support - WikiLeaks Tsunami. As WikiLeaks' Assange Freed on Bail, Alleged Military Leaker Bradley Manning Imprisoned under Inhumane Conditions. This 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. JUAN GONZALEZ: Sure. Well, a high court in London has upheld the decision to grant bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Meanwhile, in Washington, the New York Times reports federal prosecutors are looking for evidence of any collusion between Assange and Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, who is suspected of leaking the massive trove of classified government documents. The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - www.salon.com.

Private Bradley Manning - Video Interview with Brian Manning. COMING March 29th, on-air and online: FRONTLINE's profile of Pfc. WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning 'in increasingly fragile condition' - World news, News. Bradley Manning spent yesterday, his birthday, alone in a tiny, bare prison cell, without a pillow or sheets on his bed, in weak health and wracked with anxiety at the prospect of a prison sentence of 52 years. Inhumane Treatment of WikiLeaks Soldier Bradley Manning. A Visitor Watches Bradley Manning's Mental Health Deteriorate. David House is a 23-year-old computer researcher from Boston, Massachusetts. Inhumanity at Quantico. Bradley Manning, an American soldier under suspicion of having leaked classified and sensitive information to WikiLeaks, has been in prison since May, 2010.

His conditions of confinement are increasingly strange and defy comparison with standards applied to the incarceration even of violent and self-destructive service personnel—and by all accounts Manning is neither; he is a model prisoner. Most recently, his captors acknowledge in the face of media inquiries that Manning is subject to a strictly enforced nudity regimen. Stop the Inhumane Treatment of Bradley Manning: Sign Our Letter. Bradley Manning and the stench of US hypocrisy. Bradley Manning was forced to sleep naked in his cell, according to his lawyers. Photograph: EPA Earlier this week, the soldier accused of leaking thousands of confidential documents to WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, was handed an additional 22 charges as part of his ongoing court martial process.

The 23-year-old, who has been in solitary confinement for more than seven months, stands accused of computer fraud, theft of public records and willfully communicating classified information to a person not entitled to receive it. He now also finds himself faced with a rare charge known as "aiding the enemy" – a capital offence for which he could face the death penalty. Supporters of WikiLeaks soldier heckle Obama. ‘I Can’t Believe What I’m Confessing to You’: The Wikileaks Chats. On May 21, 22-year-old Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning initiated a series of online chats with former hacker Adrian Lamo after a story on Lamo was published at Wired.com.

The chats continued over several days, during which Manning claimed that he was responsible for leaking classified material to the whistleblower site Wikileaks.

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New Chat Logs Say Bradley Manning Got Information From White House Staff and Other “Politically Tied” People. Be An Army Of One For Bradley Manning - www.freebradley.org. Demand a Pardon for WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning - Sign the Petition. Voters For Peace - National White House Call-in Day to Support Bradley Manning. Drop the "aiding the enemy" charge against Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning.