Military Judge Sentences Bradley Manning to 35 Years in Prison. Bradley Manning A military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland sentenced Pfc.
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) 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".
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.”
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. 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. 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.
I am Bradley Manning. 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. 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. 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.
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. PFC Manning Case Update. 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. A Typical Day for PFC Bradley Manning. 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. At 5:00 a.m. he is woken up (on weekends, he is allowed to sleep until 7:00 a.m.). He is allowed to watch television during the day. He cannot see other inmates from his cell. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m., he is given correspondence time. Each night, during his correspondence time, he is allowed to take a 15 to 20 minute shower. US versus Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks, and the Press, the Time Line. 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. Alexa O'Brien: Bradley Manning Archives. Bradley Manning, the NDAA and Wikileaks. Alexa O’Brien is a journalist, researcher, and social activist. Bradley Manning/Wikileaks Timeline. 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.”
However, after Mr Manning confessed to distributing the documents, Mr Lamo said that his stance changed and he “felt the need to contact investigators”. The Evolving Media Portrait of the Wikileaker. August 12, 2011 7:00 AMThe Evolving Media Portrait of the Wikileaker By Samuel Knight On May 24th PBS aired a Frontline documentary about alleged Wikileaker Bradley Manning called “WikiSecrets.” Billed as “The inside story of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history” it focused exclusively on Manning’s struggles in the military as a data analyst and closeted homosexual who’d gained access and subsequently released tens of thousands of classified government documents.
Omitting Manning’s stated motives or the content of the leaks, it put forth the “angry gay man” narrative that Bradley leaked the information primarily because he was frustrated by bullying and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the military policy in place until September 20, 2011 that prohibited military personnel from disclosing or discussing homosexual relationships. As PBS told it, Manning was angry and wanted to exact vengeance on the establishment before going bonkers. 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. The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - www.salon.com. Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S.
Army Private accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months — and for two months before that in a military jail in Kuwait — under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of many nations, even torture. Interviews with several people directly familiar with the conditions of Manning’s detention, ultimately including a Quantico brig official (Lt. Brian Villiard) who confirmed much of what they conveyed, establishes that the accused leaker is subjected to detention conditions likely to create long-term psychological injuries. 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. 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. 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.
New Chat Logs Say Bradley Manning Got Information From White House Staff and Other “Politically Tied” People. Wired has released what they say are the “full Manning-Lamo chat logs,” which are an interesting read, to say the least. Be An Army Of One For Bradley Manning - www.freebradley.org. Demand a Pardon for WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning - Sign the Petition. We are calling on you to drop the "aiding the enemy" charge against Pfc. Voters For Peace - National White House Call-in Day to Support Bradley Manning. Drop the "aiding the enemy" charge against Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning.