(February 23, 2013) Int'l protests mark Bradley Manning’s 1,000 days in prison
Rallies, marches and performances in some 70 cities worldwide marked Bradley Manning's 1,000th day in jail. They come days before his pretrial hearing, where the defense will seek to dismiss the charges against him due to lack of a speedy trial.
Coordinated events throughout the US, UK, Canada, across Europe, and as reaching as far as South Korea and Australia took place "to raise awareness about the young Army private" who allegedly exposed US war crimes in Iraq. Manning is accused of publicly passing classified files to WikiLeaks, whose founder Julian Assange remains holed up in London's Ecuadorian Embassy, evading prosecution from Western powers.
"There has never been a more important time to broadcast our message of support for exposing war crimes, international justice, and people's right to know what the government does in our name," said a spokesman for one of the support groups for Bradley Manning in the United States.