Rally and Protest Against Injustice in the Military Court at Fort Meade
Location: Fort George G. Meade. Odenton, Maryland
Event Details: Bradley Manning's defense will be facing off with the military prosecution in Ft. Meade to argue that all charges be dismissed because of "unlawful pretrial punishment".
This is one of the defense's final chances to reduce possible sentencing, second in importance only to the court martial which begins next February 4th. It's a crucial chance for the public to show the military and the media that they still support Bradley, by coming out to Fort Meade to protest injustice in the military court!
Come rally with them outside the main gate of Fort Meade at 10am and demand that Bradley's mistreatment be accounted for! Speakers will include leading members of the Bradley Manning Support Network and partner organizations.
At this extremely important hearing, Bradley's lawyer David Coombs will focus on the abuse Bradley endured in Quantico, VA. It is now well-known that Bradley was held for nine months in solitary confinement, in conditions that were declared by UN Chief Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez to be "cruel, inhuman and degrading." David Coombs will present evidence that brig psychiatrists opposed the decision to hold Bradley in solitary, and that brig commanders misled the public when they said that Bradley's treatment was for "Prevention of Injury". Following the protest, they encourage people to stay for some or all of the hearing, to help boost Bradley's spirits with your presence in the courtroom.
This event has been endorsed by the following organizations: Courage to Resist, Codepink, Veterans for Peace -DC Chapter, Positive Force, Washington Peace Center, Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee, DC Metro Science for the People.