21 Aug 2013

CCR Condemns Manning Sentence, Whistleblower Should Have Never Been Prosecuted

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

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21 Aug 2013

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

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.

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21 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

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

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21 Aug 2013

Military Judge Sentences Bradley Manning to 35 Years in Prison

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

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21 Aug 2013

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

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.

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21 Aug 2013

CCR Condemns Manning Sentence, Whistleblower Should Have Never Been Prosecuted

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 potential whistleblowers and journalists willing to publish their information. We can only hope that Manning’s courage will continue to inspire others who witness state crimes to speak up.

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21 Aug 2013

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

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

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20 Aug 2013

Brief Thoughts on the Experience of Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

What an incredible life experience it has been covering Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial.

While one could say I was only doing my job as a journalist and it is no big deal that I just spent the last year and a half regularly traveling to Fort Meade in Maryland to cover proceedings, it is also true that I could have covered this court martial regularly from Chicago, where I am based. I did not have to commit to spending an entire summer living in Washington, DC, so I could cover the trial.

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20 Aug 2013

Brief Thoughts on the Experience of Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

What an incredible life experience it has been covering Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial. While one could say I was only doing my job as a journalist and it is no big deal that I just spent the last year and a half regularly traveling to Fort Meade in Maryland

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20 Aug 2013

Former JAG Who Served Sentence for Violating Espionage Act Comments on His Case & Bradley Manning’s Trial

The military judge at Fort Meade in Maryland is expected to announce how long Pfc. Bradley Manning will be sentenced to prison some time tomorrow morning, August 21. Ahead of the announcement, I contacted Matthew Diaz, a former Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) at the Guantanamo Bay prison. He released

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