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Bradley Manning now 500 days in confinement

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Richard Mellor posted a good piece on his blog Facts for Working People, on 7 October 2011,
on the continued detention without trial by the US authorities of whistleblower Bradley Manning. The link is here.

The text began as follows:

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Bradley Manning Now 500 Days in Confinement

October 7, 2011 marks the 500th day in confinement for PFC Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower. Along with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, PFC Manning is one of the nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The readership of the Guardian selected Bradley Manning as their top choice for the award:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2011/oct/06/bradley-manning-reader-poll-nobel-peace-prize

The Bradley Manning Support Network issued the following statement today:

"This year's nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize are bound together by a common drive to nonviolently reassert democracy in the face of authoritarian abuses of power."

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