Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Don't forget Bradley Manning

Adrian has reminded me to do something I've been meaning todo for a bit now - remind people about one of wikileaks sources who is getting no celebrity backing, no big cash support payouts for his legal defense and no real media attention. It's time that the world remembered Bradley Manning who is being held in a cage by an unaccountable a vicious regime.

Bradley Manning is accused of leaking military secrets to the public. While headlines around the world are full of Wikileaks, Bradley Manning has been in prison for over 200 days.

Exposing war crimes is not a crime. The authorities have imprisoned a suspected whistle blower, and left those who committed war crimes go free.

See: Website here; Facebook here
You can donate to his legal fund appeal at his website, something that he urgently needs you to do.


Cathryn said...

If Bradley Manning actually did do what he's accused of - being a serving officer, taking classified documents and distributing them - then he has committed a crime.

I support him because I believe that sometimes morality is more important than criminality.

Adrian Windisch said...

Cheers Jim, I've been meaning to do it for a while also.

I agree Cathryn, he seems to have broken the rules for a greater cause, to stop a war crime.

Jim Jepps said...

What he did was probably a crime - although he can certainly argue in court that he was attempting to stop a greater crime, which if accepted I assume would be a legit legal defence.

However, he's not been charged and has no court date as far as I'm aware. He's basically being kept in a cage like an animal with no basic rights like a legal due process.

I think it's that fact that makes me angry, rather than the fact that he's having to account for his actions.