Update from Bradley Manning's Defense Team
July 1st, 2011 - Jim Davidson of the MO-KAN Bradley Manning Support Team sent CODEPINK the following update on Bradley Manning's case.
Today I received word that Bradley Manning's defense team has the following information to report:
PFC Manning's overall mood and demeanor has greatly improved. PFC Manning is able to maintain regular contact with his defense team. He receives weekly written updates, phone calls and visits from defense counsel. In addition, he receives regular visits from family. Finally, PFC Manning also receives hundreds of letters from supporters every week. He wishes to extend his sincere appreciation to those who have taken the time to send along their thoughts and well-wishes.
You did this. Thanks to you, Bradley went from being forced to strip naked nightly at Quantico to a new life in Fort Leavenworth. We disrupted the government's campaign of abuse and intimidation, and with your support, we won this fight for Bradley.
This news is truly very wonderful, and I'm very glad to hear of it. I think the people of Courage to Resist, and individuals like Jeff Paterson, Daniel Ellsberg, the people of CODEPINK, and many others who stood at the gates of Quantico and said, "Stop this torture," have made a difference. I am very glad for these good results, and I wish to congratulate not only his legal team, but all the Bradley Manning supporters who have brought about these good results.
Please see these victories for what they are: motivation to continue our work. Reason to believe that we matter, that we are making a difference, and that we have but to see this through to continue seeing better results.
On Saturday 29 October we're going back to Leavenworth, to once again stand outside the gates of Leavenworth's military prison, to shout for Bradley's release, to show that we won't stand down until everyone is free.
Please join us.