Protests mark WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning’s 1,000th day in jail

Rallies and events staged around world ahead of former intelligence analyst’s return to military court next week

The Guardian, By Paul Harris, February 23

New York – Supporters of Bradley Manning, the US soldier who is accused of being behind the largest leak of state secrets in America’s history, held a series of rallies across the US and the world on Saturday.

The demonstrations in more than 70 locations were aimed at marking Manning’s 1,000th day in jail and came as the young soldier prepares to appear again before a military court next week. Manning is being prosecuted by the US government for allegedly transmitting confidential material to the anti-secrecy campaigner Julian Assange’s web organisation WikiLeaks.

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