The people need to hear what the government is doing to Bradley Manning

May 18, 2012

Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of leaking the largest document dump in U.S. history to Wikileaks, including the Iraq and Afghan war logs as well as the infamous "Collateral Murder" video depicting an Apache helicopter attack on Reuters journalists. Mr. Manning faces 23 different charges including one of "aiding the enemy," and if convicted he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Thus far, Mr. Manning's case has not been given the attention it deserves. The government's treatment of Mr. Manning, both during his pre-trial confinement and in the court room, has been appalling, and the American people need to hear about it.

Mr. Manning will be in Ft. Meade on June 6th for his next pre-trial hearing. I ask that The Sun and other news media include coverage of this hearing and continue to follow this case in the near future.

This case will have far-reaching implication for future whistle blowers, journalists and activists. I hope you will step up and fill the void by facilitating a conversation about this case.

Arthur Dan Gleckler, Baltimore

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