Tag Archive for Wikileaks

Chelsea Manning freed from prison

Chelsea Manning left Ft. Leavenworth prison today at 2 a.m. Central Time. She had served seven years of an extreme 35-year sentence for whistleblowing, a sentence President Obama commuted just before leaving office. In prison, the Army private, formerly known as Bradley Manning,…

Julian Assange “arbitrarily detained” by UK and Sweden a UN panel concludes

The United Nations’ Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) today released an opinion that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange “was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom” and is therefore”entitled to his freedom of movement and to…

Bradley Manning receives 35-year prison sentence, dishonorable discharge

This morning, at Fort Meade, Maryland, a military court sentenced Army Private Bradley Manning for releasing classified documents to the website Wikileaks. The 25-year-old soldier said he disclosed the information to blow the whistle on US government abuses that included the brutal killing of…

Verdict in Bradley Manning trial to be announced Tuesday

The verdict in the trial of Army whistleblower Bradley Manning will be issued Tuesday at Fort Meade, Maryland, at 1 pm ET.  At Manning’s request, the decision rests with Judge Denise Lind, a U.S. Army Colonel. The trial concluded Friday…

Snowden in Moscow airport limbo

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, departed Hong Kong on Sunday, taking an Aeroflot flight to Moscow. Hong Kong’s decision to allow him to leave comes a day after the US sought to turn up the pressure on the territory to hand him…

Trial of Bradley Manning begins at Fort Meade

The trial of Private Bradley Manning, began Monday at Fort Meade, a military base in Maryland, north of Washington, DC.  Manning has been in custody since his arrest on May 29, 2010 on charges of disclosing classified information to Wikileaks. Lt. Colonel David…