Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning
Military Judge Sentences Bradley Manning to 35 Years in Prison Bradley Manning A military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison. Guards quickly escorted Manning out of the courtroom as supporters in the gallery shouted, “We’ll keep fighting you, Bradley,” and also told him he was a hero. Manning was convicted on July 30th of twenty offenses, including multiple violations of the Espionage Act and embezzlement of government property offenses.
There Are People Who Should Have to Plead for Mercy from a Judge—None Are Named Bradley Manning Pfc. Bradley Mannin and his civilian defense attorney, David Coombs, sit before a judge (Sketch by Clark Stoeckley) There are people in this world who should find themselves in a position where they must sit on a witness stand, look up to a judge and make a statement pleading with the judge for mercy so they are not put away in jail for the rest of their life.
US of A vs. Prviate Manning
Covers Bradley Manning’s Court Martial Update on Bradley Manning’s Condition Recent Posts The Government's Response to Challenge to Secrecy in Bradley Manning's Court Martial 06/13/2012 – Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter Secrecy Games By Prosecution & Government Postpone Bradley Manning's Trial 06/08/2012 – Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter
This week in press freedoms and privacy rights | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free 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". 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.
A recap of the government’s evidence that Bradley Manning “aided the enemy.” Today, the defense begins its merits case. By Nathan Fuller, Bradley Manning Support Network. July 8, 2013. Ft. » Surprising lack of evidence against Manning confirms over-prosecution Bradley Manning Support Network
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 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. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's Statement for the Providence Inquiry
Z Blogs | 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. Less than 2 months later, Amnesty declared them to be "prisoners of conscience" (POC).
On Sep. 3, 2013, Pvt. Manning filed a formal application for presidential pardon. View the application: After a prosecution which starkly showcased US government officials' misplaced priorities when it comes to human rights, whistleblower and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Army Private Chelsea [legally Bradley] Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. I am Bradley Manning
All Charges Against Bradley Manning Referred to Court Martial 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.
Court Martial Recommended for Private Manning in WikiLeaks Case
While President Obama forbid via executive order the use of torture techniques such as waterboarding, or confinement in a small box or coffin, the same executive order cemented the use of isolation, forms of sensory deprivation, use of drugs, and sleep deprivation in the Department of Defense’s Army Field Manual 2-22.3, which is now the U.S. standard for interrogation. In that sense, irrespective of the controversies over waterboarding and the post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program approved by John Yoo and other Bush-era government attorneys, much of what was KUBARK lives on. Government to argue speedy trial doesn’t apply to Bradley Manning | Rights & Liberties
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. Bradley Manning Indicates He Would Accept Responsibility for Transferring Information to WikiLeaks
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 Case Update
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. A Typical Day for PFC Bradley 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. US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line
Alexa O'Brien: Bradley Manning Archives
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? Bradley Manning, the NDAA and Wikileaks
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BRADLEY MANNING--GAY HERO. Huge banner at San Francisco Pride
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As WikiLeaks' Assange Freed on Bail, Alleged Military Leaker Bradley Manning Imprisoned under Inhumane Conditions
The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - www.salon.com
Private Bradley Manning - Video Interview with Brian Manning | FRONTLINE
WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning 'in increasingly fragile condition' - World news, News
Inhumane Treatment of WikiLeaks Soldier Bradley Manning
A Visitor Watches Bradley Manning's Mental Health Deteriorate
Inhumanity at Quantico
Stop the Inhumane Treatment of Bradley Manning: Sign Our Letter
Bradley Manning and the stench of US hypocrisy | Ryan Gallagher | Comment is free
Supporters of WikiLeaks soldier heckle Obama
‘I Can’t Believe What I’m Confessing to You’: The Wikileaks Chats | Threat Level
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
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Drop the "aiding the enemy" charge against Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning