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[News] Amnesty International calls for Manning's release



Title: Amnesty petition to release Chelsea Manning.
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From: Private Manning Support Network <contact-bmsn at bradleymanning.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:49:33 +0100
To: <a.marescotti at peacelink.it>
ReplyTo: contact-bmsn at bradleymanning.org
Subject: Amnesty Intl calls for Chelsea Manning's release. Sign the petition.

Amnesty Intl petition to release Chelsea immediately.

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Bradley Manning Support Network

Amnesty Intl petition calls for
Chelsea Manning's immediate release

Please sign and share this important petition to release Chelsea Manning immediately, launched by Amnesty International. It will be delivered to Maj. Gen. Buchanan, the Convening Authority over Manning's trial, early next year.

“When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.”-Pvt. Manning

Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Chelsea Manning and they have launched a petition to demonstrate support.

In the petition they include a letter written to Maj. Gen. Buchanan, which offers powerful arguments for Chelsea's release, particularly her motivation to spark international debate about the war, the extensive time she already spent in pretrial detention, the abusive treatment she received at Quantico prison, the unjust severe sentence imposed that is harsher than that given to murderers, rapists, and war criminals, and lastly the fact that Chelsea exposed information that revealed "potential human rights violations and breaches of international humanitarian law by US troops, Iraqi and Afghan forces operating alongside US forces, military contractors, and the CIA."

This is an important petition and we are asking all supporters to sign and share it widely!

SIGN THIS IMPORTANT PETITION


Public presentations by attorney David Coombs

coombsDavid Coombs, attorney for American prisoner of conscience US Army Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, will speak at three upcoming West Coast events hosted by the Private Manning Support Network. Mr. Coombs continues to represent the heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower recently sentenced to 35-years in military prison.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:00pm -- Los Angeles CA
The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill Street, Santa Monica CA 90405 - View flyer (pdf)

Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30pm -- Oakland CA
Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland CA 94612 - View flyer (pdf)

Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00pm -- Seattle WA
University Temple United Methodist Church (Fireplace Room), 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle WA 98105 - View flyer (pdf)

Events will include Q&A with Mr. Coombs, and a fund pitch by the Support Network to benefit Pvt. Manning's ongoing defense efforts, including pending legal appeals. 

Oakland event is presented by Courage to Resist, with the support of the Bay Area Military Law Panel, Veterans for Peace-SF, War Resisters League-West, Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation, SF Women in Black, World Can't Wait-SF Bay, CodePink Women for Peace-East Bay & Golden Gate, OccupySF Action Council & Environmental Justice Working Group, OccupyForum, SF LGBT Pride Celebration Committee, Queer Strike, National Lawyers Guild-SF, and the Civilian-Soldier Alliance. $5-$10 donation requested at the door to cover event expenses. Wheelchair accessible. For more info, contact: Courage to Resist, 510-488-3559.


Help us continue to cover 100%
of Pvt. Manning's legal fees! Donate today.



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