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appeals to save his political asylum
AWOL soldier André Shepherd today instructed his attorney to
institute legal proceedings against the negative ruling on his
application for asylum, served
to days ago by the German government. Peace and refugee-aid
organizations that support André Shepherd denounced the decision
of the Federal Bureau, and announced that they would continue to
support him in his suit. "This shows that the German authorities are
seeking to avoid any conflict with the USA, at the expense of those who
put their bodies on the line to oppose the war in Iraq, which even the
Federal government at the time considered to be in violation of
international law." Read
425,000 people (and counting!) join
fight to stop the torture of Bradley Manning
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online action site Avvaz.org, whose subscribers number over 7 million, has just
joined us in calling for President Obama to end
Bradley's inhumane treatment (video) at Quantico.
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More: Eminent US legal scholars protest 'torture' of Bradley Manning
breaks own rules to reject official visits
Quantico Marine Corp brig in Virgina, where Bradley is being held
has recently refused official visits from Congress-member Dennis Kucinich, Amnesty International, and
the UN Special Investigator on Torture. This further confirms to
the international community that Bradley's conditions may be in
violation of international law, and that brig officers and the
Department of Defense will do anything to keep it under wraps.
Read more on
our blog at bradleymanning.org.
Manning Organizing Toolkit now online!
For those of you who want to participate more
actively in the campaign to free Bradley Manning, we have created an
activist toolkit, jam-packed with useful info, strategy and resources.
Months in the making, this toolkit is
designed with you in mind. It contains a breakdown of how to take
individual action and encourage others, create and host events, outreach
to the media and ally organizations, and plenty more.
Everyone is an activist.
View, download and/or print the PDF