Bradley E. Manning is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified information to the whistleblower website, Wikileaks. He is currently awaiting a hearing to decide whether he will face a court martial. Source .- Wikipedia
My own description:
Bradley Manning is a hero. He leaked to Wikileaks around 250,000 cables with information about the Iraq and Afghan war. Including a video released with the title "Collateral Murder", in which soldier in an Apache helicopter murder several civilians and injure others (including 2 children).
For exposing that information and the war crimes in it, he is currently being held in Quantico, VA. He is being held in solitary confinement in a 6' x 12' cell, which is a cruel punishment that has very harmful physical and psychological side effects. Some people have even called out for him to be executed.
Is this how we treat a hero? Is this how we treat someone who saw the corruptness, the lies, the murders in the secret files he had access to and exposed them for the world to see what was happening? The government officials that allowed this and the war profiteers are the ones that should be locked up, not this young hero! It takes more courage to stand up to the system than to go with it. This man's courage should be an example of honesty and human decency, not an unspeakable crime! Seriously, this world is going straight to hell.
Free Bradley Manning!
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