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Andrew Testa for The New York Times A sign posted near the British estate where Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, is staying. Meanwhile, the young soldier accused of leaking the secret documents that brought WikiLeaks and Mr. Assange to fame and notoriety is locked in a tiny cell at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia.
Last night, Wired posted a two-part response to my criticisms of its conduct in reporting on the arrest of PFC Bradley Manning and the key role played in that arrest by Adrian Lamo. I wrote about this topic twice — first back in June and then again on Monday . The first part of Wired ‘s response was from Wired.com Editor-in-Chief Evan Hansen, and the second is from its Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen. Both predictably hurl all sorts of invective at me as a means of distracting attention from the central issue, the only issue that matters: their refusal to release or even comment on what is the central evidence in what is easily one of the most consequential political stories of this year, at least.
Editor’s note: This is a two-part article, in which Wired.com editor-in-chief Evan Hansen and senior editor Kevin Poulsen respond separately to criticisms of the site’s WikiLeaks coverage. Updated here The Case for Privacy Six months ago, Wired.com senior editor Kevin Poulsen came to me with a whiff of a story. A source he’d known for years claimed he was talking to the FBI about an enlisted soldier in Iraq who had bragged to him in an internet chat of passing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks. It’s probably nothing, Poulsen said.
More than 30 people have been arrested outside a US marine base during a protest against the treatment of a detained army private accused of giving classified information to Wikileaks. Bradley Manning is being held in solitary confinement at the Quantico base in Virginia awaiting trial on nearly two dozen charges, including aiding the enemy. The 23-year-old former intelligence analyst is accused of handing over confidential US military and government documents to the whistleblowing website. He is suspected of leaking a military video showing an attack on unarmed men in Iraq, war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 250,000 state department cables.
Justice Department officials are trying to find out whether Mr. Assange encouraged or even helped the analyst, Pfc. , to extract classified military and State Department files from a government computer system. If he did so, they believe they could charge him as a conspirator in the leak, not just as a passive recipient of the documents who then published them. Among materials prosecutors are studying is an online chat log in which Private Manning is said to claim that he had been directly communicating with Mr.
Suspecté d'avoir transmis des documents à WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning serait aujourd'hui placé en isolement dans une prison américaine. Des conditions particulièrement éprouvantes, pour un individu vierge de toute condamnation. Bradley Manning , le soldat américain de 22 ans soupçonné d’être la “ gorge profonde ” de WikiLeaks, n’a pas été condamné pour cela, ni pour aucun autre crime.
Cruel and Unusual Punishment? Protests Grow of Bradley Manning's Treatment in Detention - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - InternationalEditor's Note: SPIEGEL ONLINE has also posted a companion interview to this story with David House of the Bradley Manning Support Network, a group campaigning on behalf of the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower. When 23-year-old IT specialist David House visits his friend, he can hear him before he sees him. The shackles on his feet make a clanging and dragging noise across the prison floor as the young man is brought to the glass-enclosed room where he sees visitors. The prisoner House visits regularly at the military prison in Quantico, Virginia has probably divided public opinion in the United States more than any other inmate.
WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning , languishing naked for a while in solitary confinement at the U.S. Marine Brig in Quantico, Va., after allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of confidential files subsequently posted on WikiLeaks, has become something of a martyr for his supporters. Despite warnings from the Obama administration of the irreparable damage those postings have done to U.S. interests, Manning supporters appear to be growing online. Some facts: Manning is 23, 5-foot-2 and about 105 pounds. He holds dual U.S.
Pvt. 1st Class Bradley E. Manning / AP/Grpahics Bank (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - While officials and legal experts say it would be difficult for the U.S. Justice Department to bring a successful criminal prosecution against Julian Assange, founder of the watchdog website Wikileaks, that is not the case for the sources that provide the classified information that fuels his site.