Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wikileaks Soldier Bradley Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize


The secretive committee doesn't reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. They include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary Geir Lundestad told the AP on Monday that "The list of nominees is a mixture of repeated nominations and some new names."
Last week, Manning deferred his plea at an arraignment.
It took roughly an hour for Private First Class Bradley Manning's arraignment in a military court on Thursday. The Wikileaks case is considered to be the largest case for unveiling secret information about the US military. Many US officials, including President Obama, have condemned Manning's actions and accuse him of breaking the law and some are even calling for his execution. So can Manning receive a fair trial in the US? Zack Pesavento, press liaison for the Bradley Manning Support Networks, tells us what went on in the courtroom.


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