“If Bradley Manning released the documents, as the prosecution contends, we should express to him our gratitude for his efforts toward accountability in government, informed democracy and peace.”
–Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel
Manning is expected to testify about conditions during his imprisonment as part of a pre-trial hearing today. The testimony will be his first public comments since his arrest more than two years ago.
His lawyers have argued all charges against him should be dismissed because of his “unlawful pretrial punishment,” which included being held in a six-by-eight-foot cell for at least 23 hours a day and being banned from lying down or even leaning against the wall unless he was sleeping.

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