Published on
Common Dreams

Bradley Manning Trial Day Four: Live

Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

(Patrick Semansky/AP)

Army whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning faces his fourth day on trial on Monday in a military courtroom in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) will continue to upload transcripts from each session, after a successful campaign to get a stenographer in the courtroom.

The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning told the military court on Monday that they support the crowd-funded stenographers organized by FPF to provide unofficial transcripts of the trial to the general public.

“We believe that this enforces Pfc. Manning’s right” under the Sixth Amendment during trial, defense lawyer David Coombs stated, adding that it would have a positive impact on the press’ “First Amendment right to keep track accurately of what happens in the court martial.”

Follow live tweets below for updates throughout the day:


FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: