today bradley manning has been imprisoned 1,000 days without trial

One thousand days. Think of where you were one thousand days ago, and all you have done since then. In all that time, Bradley Manning has been in prison.

For 62 days, he was held in a cage in Kuwait.

For 265 days, he was held in solitary confinement.

For 1,000 days, he has been imprisoned.

And when Manning does receive a hearing, it will not be a trial. It will be a court martial: his accusers will be the only judge and jury.

Manning's "crime" is exposing the truth about the murder of civilians by US forces in Iraq. While the real criminals go unpunished - indeed, while they lead lives of wealth and privilege - a courageous whistleblower is persecuted.

This weekend, people in more than 70 cities around the world will stand in solidarity with Manning and mark his 1,000th day in jail without trial.

To find an event near you, go here.

To remember why Bradley Manning is being persecuted, go here, and watch the video.

Good reading: Nobel Laureates Salute Bradley Manning, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Adolfo PĂ©rez Esquivel.

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