Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Clarifies Her Statement on Peace Award

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 6:09 pm

Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to thirty-five years in military prison for releasing United States government information to WikiLeaks, issued a statement highlighting what she called a “substantial disconnect” among those who support what she did. Specifically, it related to an award, the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award, which retired Col. Ann Wright, a prominent [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Defense: Speculative ‘Could Cause Damage’ Testimony During Bradley Manning’s Sentencing Improper

By: Friday August 2, 2013 12:57 pm

The military judge in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning heard oral argument over where to draw the line on what evidence to hear during the sentencing phase. The argument was in response to a motion filed by the defense arguing that certain “chain of events,” “could cause damage” or “monetary damage and expense of [...]

Roundup on Week 3 of Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Monday June 24, 2013 5:35 pm

As the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who disclosed United States government information to WikiLeaks, enters its fourth week, the world’s focus is on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and his travel to Ecuador, where he has requested asylum. The developments around Snowden do not diminish the significance of Manning’s trial. If anything, it [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up on Week 2 of Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 1:51 am

With the identity of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind disclosures on National Security Agency top secret surveillance programs, forming a backdrop that dominated the news, Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial entered its second week.  Another whistleblower, who the military has aggressively prosecuted for releasing US government information to WikiLeaks, the trial received minimal attention from media [...]

Bradley Manning’s Defense Supports Crowd-Funded Stenographers’ Presence at Trial

By: Monday June 10, 2013 1:39 pm

The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning indicated in a military court that ensuring crowd-funded stenographers had access to create an unofficial transcript of the trial, which would be made available to media outlets around the world, was something they supported. “We believe that this enforces Pfc. Manning’s right” under the Sixth Amendment during trial, defense [...]

Evidence Al Qaeda ‘Received’ Information Published by WikiLeaks to Be Allowed During Bradley Manning’s Trial

By: Wednesday April 10, 2013 12:27 pm

In a significant ruling, the military judge in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning has denied a motion by his defense to preclude evidence that Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda “received” copies of information published by WikiLeaks. Judge Army Col. Denise Lind wholly rejected the arguments the defense had made that evidence involving receipt [...]

Bradley Manning’s Defense Opposes Government Presenting Evidence Bin Laden Had WikiLeaks Documents

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 9:06 am

The soldier the United States military is prosecuting for releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, faces twenty-two charges. The most significant charge, which carries the potential of life in prison without parole if he is convicted, is the “aiding the enemy” charge. Military prosecutors would like to present evidence that Al Qaeda leader [...]

Bradley Manning Motion Hearing: Speedy Trial Ruling, Possible Plea (Updates)

By: Tuesday February 26, 2013 9:45 am

6:15 PM EST Getting rushed off base because it is closing time in the media center. More updates from today soon. 6:09 PM EST Here’s report on Bradley Manning’s planned plea in court on Thursday. He will be reading from a statement and part of it will get to what was on his mind when he decided [...]

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