25 July 2013

Defense Renewed Motion for Mistrial

The Defense has filed a renewed motion for a mistrial on all of the 18 U.S.C. Section 641 offenses.  This motion argues that the Defense was not on notice that when the Government charged that PFC Manning stole or converted certain "databases" this really meant that he stole or converted "records" or "information."  The Defense believes that allowing the Government to now prove and value original records and information will cause irreparable prejudice to the Defense.  Accordingly, in the interest of justice, these charges must be dismissed. 

22 July 2013

Sean MacBride Peace Prize

I wish to thank the International Peace Bureau for awarding the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to PFC Bradley Manning.  It is indeed a great honor to receive such an award, and for Brad to be considered to be in the same company as past recipients and the award's namesake.  It is my sincere hope that Brad will be able to receive this award in person someday soon. 

13 July 2013

Oral Argument and Reply Motion

The Defense has requested oral argument on each of its R.C.M. 917 motions (Article 104, Section 1030, and Section 641).  The oral argument is scheduled to begin at 3:00 Monday afternoon.  Additionally, the Defense has filed a reply motion dealing with the Section 641 offenses.