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  • arrestobama 12:41 am on March 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Article on Torture Law in Ireland 

    We have posted a new article about Irish and international law relevant to the campaign to have Barack Obama arrested and indicted when he comes to Ireland on May 22. You can read it here.

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  • arrestobama 12:44 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    UK Friends of Bradley Manning Photos 

    Pictures from the protest in London in support of Manning can be found here.

     
  • arrestobama 2:25 am on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    About 30 arrested at rally for Wikileaks suspect 

    Wearing T-shirts and carrying signs bearing the smiling image of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, hundreds of people rallied Sunday outside the base where he’s being detained on charges of providing classified data to Wikileaks.

    About 30 people were arrested by police in riot gear after they refused to vacate an intersection in front of the entrance to Marine Corps Base Quantico. The rally was held along with more than two dozen others around the world to protest Manning’s detention in Quantico’s brig.

    Daniel Ellsberg, a Manning supporter who leaked the so-called Pentagon Papers in 1971, noted that some of the documents Manning is accused of leaking contain reports that U.S. troops did not intervene to stop the torture of detainees by Iraqi forces. In light of that leak, Manning’s detention is ironic, he said.

    Solitary confinement is “a form of torture, and as such, it’s illegal internationally and domestically,” Ellsberg said. “It’s giving lie to President Obama’s promise to end torture. It’s happening right here to an American soldier in an American brig.”

    Ellsberg was one of the protesters arrested Sunday. An organizer had a list of 30 people he saw being arrested, a number consistent with what an Associated Press reporter observed at the scene. Short scuffles ensued as dozens of officers attempted to push the protesters, some of whom were seated on the pavement, away from the intersection.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/03/20/state/n142637D66.DTL#ixzz1HCGunuGG

     
  • arrestobama 4:45 pm on March 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Welsh MP Supports Bradley Manning 

    The BBC has an article about protests in support of Bradley Manning in the UK. They quote Welsh MP Ann Clwyd, who tried to raise the issue of his torture in the House of Commons last week.

    “He’s being held in solitary confinement, he’s kept in his cell for 23 hours a day, not allowed to exercise, he’s stripped of all his clothes during the night, he is not permitted to sleep during the day. Organizations like Amnesty International have already put out several press releases saying that Manning is being subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.”

    More here.

     
  • arrestobama 4:27 pm on March 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Manning’s Treatment “Cruel and Unusual” According to ACLU 

    Raw Story has published a piece highlighting the American Civil Liberties Union’s opposition to Bradley Manning’s mistreatment.

    “In a letter sent to Defense Secretary Robert Gates today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the Department of Defense’s treatment of 23-year-old Pfc. Bradley Manning was a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.”

    You can read the rest of the article here.

     
  • arrestobama 4:18 pm on March 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    The #ArrestObama #May22 Campaign 

    Today we launch the #ArrestObama #May22 Campaign. March 20 has been designated International Bradley Manning Support Day by activists and sympathizers around the world. Today, citizens in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere are taking to the streets to protest against his inhumane treatment. We are proud to be a part of this global movement.

    If you want to find out more about today’s events, please take a look at the Bradley Manning Support Network and the WLCentral Bradley Manning page.

     
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