Verdict expected July 30th at 1pm!
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BREAKING NEWS: VERDICTS TBA TOMORROW 1PM ET
Expected month-long sentencing phase of trial to follow.
Judge alters charges to assist Gov't ahead of verdict
“The Government has pushed this case beyond the bounds of legal propriety. If the Government meant 'information', it should have charged information,” explains defense attorney David Coombs in legal filings last week.
Two years ago, Army PFC Bradley Manning was charged with five counts of stealing government property, in violation of federal statute 18 U.S.C. 641. He faces 21 total charges for providing WikiLeaks with classified information at the court martial entering its final stage. After the Government rested its case against PFC Manning, defense lawyer David Coombs detailed how the evidence presented did not support those five 18 U.S.C. 641 charges. He appealed to military judge Col. Denise Lind to dismiss them outright; however, she let them stand. Shockingly, she then stepped away from her role as the “finder of fact,” and into a clearly partisan role by allowing the Government to significantly alter its charges on July 24, 2013–long after all legal arguments had been made.
"We Are Bradley Manning" New York Times ad published!
Our full page ad in The New York Times was published Thursday! The ad in the nation's “newspaper of record” featured a bold “WE ARE BRADLEY MANNING” with a field of names in the background. Thank you to the 850 people who donated to make this happen. The $12,000 raised beyond the cost of the $52,000 ad will go towards Bradley's legal expenses.
Supporters in more than 40 cities stand up
for Bradley Manning
On Friday afternoon, demonstrators marched and blocked the gates of Ft. McNair, Washington D.C., at the office of Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Convening Authority for WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning's trial.
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They carried a large painted version of the van from the Collateral Murder video released by Bradley Manning, a 30 foot U.S. Constitution bearing a classified stamp, and both balloons and a 20-foot banner inscribed with the message, “Maj. Gen. Buchanan, Do the Right Thing. Free Bradley Manning.” Then on Saturday July 27 supporters all over the world stood up for Bradley Manning in a worldwide call to action.
Courtroom art auction enters the second round
"When Bradley Manning Saw War Crimes, His Conscience Demanded That He Leak Them" by Debra Van Poolen
The Bradley Manning Support Network is pleased to announce that courtroom artist Debra Van Poolen is auctioning off artwork produced while observing the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The auction has now entered the second and final round of items. Bidding ends Friday 4pm.
As with the first auction, 80% of the auction profits will be donated. The proceeds will be split evenly between the Bradley Manning Support Network legal defense fund and the Washington DC production of the play “bradass87″, written by Claire Lebowitz. (http://www.facebook.com/Bradass87play)
Haitians stand up for Bradley Manning!
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