The case of Bradley Manning: Hero, enemy of the state, information champion, victim?
Tues 24 May 2011, 6 – 7.30pm in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons. Entry via Portcullis House
Public Meeting. Free entry. Everyone welcome.
Manning has yet to face trial, but when he does it will be in a US Court Martial.
- Can Manning receive a fair trial in the military courts system?
- What should our attitude be towards the charges levelled against Manning?
- What has been the effect of the WikiLeaks disclosures?
- What role did the disclosures play in the Arab Spring revolutions?
- What does the treatment of Manning say about the United States’ attitude to whistle-blowers?
The panel will consist of Ann Clwyd MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights and supporter of the Iraq War; David Leigh, The Guardian; Emily Butselaar, Index on Censorship.
This meeting will take place on the eve of President Barack Obama’s state address to both Houses of Parliament.
More information here.