August 9th, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Activists rally to 'Free Bradley Manning' in WikiLeaks case

Rachel Streitfeld

Activists rallied in Manning's support Sunday

Activists rallied in Manning's support Sunday

Activists rallied outside the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia, Sunday to applaud the man military officials suspect leaked scores of military documents to the WikiLeaks website - a 22-year-old Army private named Bradley Manning.

"We are here to say that if he, indeed, was the whistle-blower, then we are proud of him," said Medea Benjamin, founder of anti-war group Code Pink. "In the United States that I know and love, transparency is a positive thing."

Manning, who served as an intelligence analyst in Iraq, is the military's focus in the investigation into the largest-ever intelligence leak in American history, to WikiLeaks.org.

He is being detained at Quantico pending a military investigation in a separate case, in which he's charged with eight violations of the U.S. Criminal Code, including for allegedly leaking a secret military video from the Iraq war to WikiLeaks.

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  1. naqib

    If he knowingly leaked military information in a time of war... throw the book at him...

    August 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm |