Wednesday, August 21, 2013

USA: amnesty calls begin as soon as Manning is sentenced to 35 years

Whistleblower Bradley Manning was sentenced today by an opaque military court to 35 years of prison.

As soon as the sentence was known, the Bradley Manning Support Campaign began a signature collection to ask the President for a pardon. Meanwhile Amnesty International asked Obama to commute the sentence to time served. They say:
Instead of fighting tooth and nail to lock him up for several decades, the US government should turn its attention to investigating and delivering justice for the serious human rights abuses committed by its officials in the name of countering terror.

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