Bradley Manning’s January Motion Hearing, Day 2

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 10:42 am

9:35 PM EST Note: All of the evidence mentioned in today’s proceeding that the judge was asked to consider as fact during trial was simply presented and raised by the defense or government. Judge Army Col. Denise Lind made no rulings on whether any of the evidence should be admitted. She will rule on the [...]

Judge: Bradley Manning Punished Unlawfully But Not Enough to Warrant More Than Weak Relief

By: Tuesday January 8, 2013 5:18 pm

In a highly anticipated court decision, a military judge awarded Pfc. Bradley Manning 112 days sentencing credit for unlawful pretrial punishment experienced while confined in a brig at Marine Corps Base Quantico. She did not find evidence to support the dismissal of any charges against Manning. The soldier, who the military is prosecuting for allegedly [...]

Government: Bradley Manning’s Confinement Conditions Justified by ‘Odd Behaviors,’ Lack of Communication

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 11:58 am

A significant pretrial hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier being prosecuted by the United States government for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, concluded on December 11. For more than ten days, the defense and government had witnesses testify on Manning’s treatment while he was confined at Quantico Marine Brig [...]

Defense: Amazing Bradley Manning’s Spirit Wasn’t Broken While He Was Confined at Quantico

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 11:13 am

A significant pretrial hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier being prosecuted by the United States government for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, concluded yesterday. For more than ten days, the defense and government had witnesses testify on Manning’s treatment while he was confined at Quantico Marine Brig in Virginia. [...]

Key Details on Bradley Manning’s Confinement Were Kept from Army Commander Who Visited Regularly

By: Monday December 10, 2012 7:06 pm

A company commander in Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Army chain of command, who made multiple visits to see Manning while he was imprisoned at Quantico Marine Brig, took the stand as a government witness today to provide testimony on Manning’s treatment. He did not initially appear to have any notion that Manning was mistreated while he [...]

Bradley Manning’s ‘Unlawful Pretrial Punishment’ Hearing, Day 8

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 9:30 am

UPDATE – 10:12 PM EST David Coombs continued to press CWO4 Averhart on issue of Classification & Assignment Board: Wouldn’t SSGT. Jordan and SSGT. Lee already know GSGT. Blenis’ vote because he is the counselor who shares his recommendation for Manning’s status in beginning of the Board’s weekly meeting? CWO4 did not have a problem [...]

Reviews of Bradley Manning’s Confinement Status May Have Suffered from ‘Unnecessary Command Influence’

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 7:19 pm

A top correctional administrator and high-ranking Marine officer testified today during an “unlawful pretrial punishment” hearing in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning that the process for reviewing Manning’s confinement conditions at the Quantico Marine Brig during his nine months of confinement may have been corrupt or conducted improperly. Chief Warrant Officer Five Abel Galaviz [...]

Bradley Manning’s Defense Lawyer Acknowledges Press, Public Pushed Military to Move Him to Leavenworth

By: Tuesday December 4, 2012 12:02 pm

After looking over House’s statements to the press, it is hard to find the inaccuracies. Much of what House told the press has largely been affirmed through evidence and testimony presented by the defense in court over the past week. One can only presume Manning took issue with House’s very human reaction to seeing Manning in restraints. Knowing he was confined in his cell twenty-three hours a day, had restrictions against exercise or moving in his cell and had an hour at most to exercise during the day, House shared what he was feeling as he sat across from Manning during visits.

The Prosecution’s Argument for Why It Didn’t ‘Unlawfully Punish’ Bradley Manning

By: Monday December 3, 2012 5:59 pm

Military prosecutors challenging a defense motion alleging Pfc. Bradley Manning was subjected to “unlawful pretrial punishment” while imprisoned at Quantico are arguing Manning had multiple avenues available to him if he wanted to complain about his confinement, which he never used. Manning, who is being prosecuted for allegedly providing classified information to WikiLeaks, testified this [...]

Former Quantico Brig Commander Testifies at Bradley Manning’s ‘Unlawful Pretrial Punishment’ Hearing

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 12:27 am

Retired Colonel Daniel Choike, who served as the Quantico Marine Brig commander while Manning was imprisoned there for nine months, took the stand to testify during the latest hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The defense had him take the stand to testify on the confinement conditions that were imposed on Manning [...]

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