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Mar-18-2012 22:59printcomments

24 Hours to Help Bradley Manning Win Human Rights Award

In the meanwhile, Manning’s attorney insists all charges must be dismissed after the government’s refusal to provide vast amounts of evidence and key witnesses.

Bradley Manning on 16th March 2012 at Fort Meade.
Bradley Manning on 16th March 2012 at Fort Meade.

(FORT MEADE, MD) - Bradley Manning trails by only 400 votes for Global Exchange's "People's Choice" 2012 Human Rights Award. We have until Monday, 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern, to make up that difference! Login with Facebook or register on the site to vote. Please vote here

Events being planned for Bradley's next hearing, April 24-26

PFC Bradley Manning, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower, has spent more than 660 days locked up while he waits for the government to prepare its case against him.

Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, has declared Bradley Manning’s treatment “cruel and inhuman”, but his requests to visit PFC Bradley Manning have been repeatedly blocked by the government.

Soldiers have the right to a fair and speedy trial, but thus far the trial has proven to be a kangaroo court, "a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted".

The judge in fact told the defense that a speedy trial would be impossible if the defense continued to file motions such as the requests to access key evidence and key witnesses that have thus far been blocked, and which are vital to PFC Bradley Manning’s defense.

Bradley Manning’s attorney insists all charges must be dismissed after the government’s refusal to provide vast amounts of evidence and key witnesses. Criticizing “gamesmanship,” David Coombs said the prosecution “has so hopelessly confused discovery in this case so as to prejudice my client.”

Unfortunately the judge was unable to establish an expected timeline for the trial, and two motions filed by the defense were denied, and another left unanswered, but the court is scheduled to reconvene for three days at Ft. Meade April 24th-26th.

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