The Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist have established a legal defense fund for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking intelligence documents to WikiLeaks. He is charged with eight violations, including allegedly leaking the “Collateral Murder” video to WikiLeaks (for a detailed account of the actions depicted in the video, read this article from The Nation). Manning is currently being held in the Marine Corps base at Quantico, VA. If convicted of the charges against him, he faces up to 52 years in prison, dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and benefits and unspecified fines.
Manning’s legal fees and expenses may run an estimated $50,000 to $200,000. WikiLeaks, who published and promoted the “Collateral Murder” video, has promised a significant donation to his defense, but that is not enough.
Let the world know that if Bradley Manning leaked these documents, revealing war crimes is not a crime!
Address letters of support to:
Inmate: Bradley Manning
3247 Elrod Avenue
Quantico, VA 22134