Chelsea Manning’s legal appeal forces FBI to admit it’s witholding crucial evidence

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Chelsea Manning’s legal appeal forces FBI to admit it’s witholding crucial evidence

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Chelsea Manning’s legal team have lodged an appeal against their client’s conviction and sentencing. Her attorneys have asked a military court to dismiss her case or reduce her sentence to 10 years. It has taken the team three years to get all the documents together for the appeal and it may be another three years before the appeal is actually heard. Notwithstanding that there is still an ongoing campaign to seek a presidential pardon from Barack Obama. Meanwhile, the FBI has admitted that it will be witholding documents crucial to Manning’s appeal because it does not wish to reveal these documents as to do so would jeopardise its investigations (and prosecution?) of Wikileaks.

A. Persecution of Wikileaks

A few days ago a documents released to Manning’s legal team showed that…

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