Manning’s statement, straight from the detainee’s mouth

6933mf Manning’s statement, straight from the detainee’s mouth

6933mf Manning’s statement, straight from the detainee’s mouth

On Tuesday the recently-established Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) released in full an audio recording of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s statement, read at his pretrial hearing, explaining the motivations behind leaking state secrets to Wikileaks. The audio recording provides the first ever opportunity to hear the voice of the soldier who has been held in military custody for over 1,000 days.Glenn Greenwald, who sits on FPF’s board, noted in the Guardian Tuesday, “One particularly oppressive rule governing the Manning trial has barred not only all video or audio recordings of the proceedings, but also any photographs being taken of Manning or even transcripts made of what is said in court. Combined with the prohibition on all press interviews with him, this extraordinary secrecy regime has meant that, in the two-and-a-half years since his arrest, the world has been prevented, literally, from hearing Manning’s voice. That changes today.”Continue Reading…

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Manning’s statement, straight from the detainee’s mouth

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