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Through supporters, Bradley Manning still fights...
« on: September 04, 2012, 15:06:49 PM »
Through supporters, Bradley Manning still fights
By Ashley Fantz, CNN
August 21, 2012 -- Updated 2108 GMT (0508 HKT)


Protesters march toward the Obama campaign headquarters Thursday to demand Bradley Manning's release

(CNN) -- Julian Assange made headlines Sunday by simply stepping onto an embassy balcony in London. The same day, the young man some say made Assange famous passed his 817th day behind bars.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning sat thousands of miles away in Kansas at Fort Leavenworth penitentiary. On a sprawling lot of farmland, Leavenworth is a historic place -- once holding Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly.
Less Capone than Beetle Bailey with his wire-rim glasses, skinny frame and computer savvy, Manning is still a notorious figure. He is suspected of being behind the largest leak of classified war time intelligence and diplomatic correspondence in United States history.
The government believes Manning downloaded hundreds of thousands of documents while he worked as an intelligence analyst near Baghdad during the Iraq war. The government alleges Manning handed the information to WikiLeaks which sparked tremendous controversy when it began publishing it in late summer 2010.
For the past two years, Assange has been careful to not say whether Manning was or was not the source of the information. It's worth noting that Manning, too, has not said a word on the subject either (though a chat log published by Wired magazine, the government argues, suggests Manning is the source.)

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