Documents: Why Homeland Security Agents Seized Manning Support Network Co-Founder’s Electronic Devices

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 3:13 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union, which pursued a lawsuit alleging Bradley Manning Support Network (now Private Manning Support Network) co-founder David House had his rights violated when he had his electronic devices, including a laptop, searched and seized at O’Hare International Airport, has posted documents providing more details on why House was targeted. They suggest [...]

Manning Lawyer Submits Request for Presidential Pardon from Obama

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 10:06 am

The civilian defense attorney for Pvt. Bradley Manning, who now goes by Chelsea Manning, has filed an application for a presidential pardon or commutation of Manning’s sentence. The filing contains a letter written by her attorney, David Coombs, and a letter by Manning, which was made public during a press conference hours after Manning was [...]

There Should Be Nothing for Media to Debate: ‘She’ Should Now Be Used to Refer to Manning

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 9:45 pm

The soldier who was sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for releasing United States government information that was published by WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, came out as a woman this morning when his defense attorney announced that Manning was a female and wanted to be called Chelsea Manning. David Coombs appeared on the “TODAY” show and [...]

Bradley Manning Is Now Chelsea Manning: Writing & Reporting on the Case from This Point Onward

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 10:15 am

A statement by the soldier sentenced to thirty-five years in prison as Bradley Manning yesterday was released by his defense attorney, David Coombs, indicating that Manning would now like to be Chelsea Manning because he is a female. The decision to be a woman was reported by the “TODAY” show. Manning thanked supporters that had [...]

Bradley Manning’s Profoundly Moving Statement on ‘Paying the Price to Live in a Free Society’

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 7:19 pm

Following the announcement of Bradley Manning’s sentence of 35 years in military prison, Manning’s civilian defense attorney read a statement from Manning, which will be included in a filing requesting a pardon from President Barack Obama. Coombs also described what Manning was like after the sentence was announced. He recounted how he and his other [...]

Statement by Julian Assange on Today’s Sentencing of Bradley Manning

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 1:59 pm

Today the well-known whistleblower Bradley Manning has been ordered by a military court in Maryland to spend a minimum of 5.2 years in prison with a 32 year maximum (including time already spent in detention), for revealing information about US government behaviour to the public. This hard-won minimum term represents a significant tactical victory for [...]

LIVE: Bradley Manning Defense Attorney David Coombs’ Post-Sentencing Press Conference

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 12:59 pm

Live streaming video by Ustream Bradley Manning’s lawyer David Coombs will be making a statement and fielding questions from the press following this morning’s verdict from Judge Col. Denise Lind. Firedoglake is livestreaming the event, starting around 1:30PM from the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, just minutes away from Ft. Meade. From the Manning Support Network: “Mr. [...]

CCR Condemns Manning Sentence, Whistleblower Should Have Never Been Prosecuted

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 11:44 am

The following is a press release issued by the Center for Constitutional Rights in response to today’s sentencing of Bradley Manning. We are outraged that a whistleblower and a patriot has been sentenced on a conviction under the Espionage Act. The government has stretched this archaic and discredited law to send an unmistakable warning to [...]

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:20 am

After a long and protracted trial, Judge Denise Lind has handed down a sentence in the Bradley Manning case: 35 years.

Military Judge Sentences Bradley Manning to 35 Years in Prison

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 10:19 am

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 [...]

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