Timeline of events
October 2009: Bradley is deployed to Iraq
April 5, 2010: WikiLeaks releases “Collateral Murder” video that exposes war crimes and killing of Reuters journalists. New York Times article.
May 21, 2010: Ex-hacker Adrian Lamo and Bradley Manning allegedly begin online conversations, which Lamo records and later turns in to DOD and Wired.com
May 29, 2010: Bradley arrested, placed in pre-trial confinement at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait
June 5, 2010: Bradley charged for leaking classified information.
June 6, 2010, Ex-hacker and Wired.com editor Erik Poulsen, publishes partial transcript of alleged chat logs.
June 2010: Bradley Manning Support Network formed.
July 25, 2010: Afghan War Diary release. UK Guardian article.
July 29, 2010: Bradley moved to prison in Quantico, VA, where he is held in maximum security solitary confinement.
January 19, 2011: Amnesty International denounces Bradley’s treatment at Quantico, VA.
March 11. 2011: Bradley’s charges updated to 22 violations, including “Aiding the enemy through indirect means.” New York Times.
March 11, 2011: President Obama tells press he has been assured by the Pentagon that Bradley’s Quantico conditions are “appropriate.”
March 20, 2011: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistle-blower, is arrested for protesting Manning’s imprisonment at Quantico. Washington Post.
April 7, 2011: UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez denied ability to investigate Bradley’s case. UK Guardian.
April 12, 2011: Avaaz petition to free Bradley gets over 500K signatures.
April 19, 2011: Defense reports evidence that the military lied to journalists regarding reasons for Bradley’s harsh pre-trial confinement. Defense’s blog.
April 20, 2011: Bradley Manning is transferred to medium security in Ft. Leavenworth.
April 22, 2011: Pro-Bradley activist crash SF Obama fundraiser, President Obama states that Manning “broke the law” before trial has taken place. Firedoglake article.
April 25, 2011: Wikileaks begins releasing Guantanamo Bay Files. New York Times feature.
July 2011: Wired.com publishes complete chat logs. Wired.com
December 14, 2011: Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash releases a song for Bradley.
February 3, 2012: Convening authority determines Manning will stand trial for all 22 charges.
February 4, 2012: PJ Crowley, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, tweets in support of Manning: “While supporting the #BradleyManning prosecution, it’s hard to credibly argue as we exit #Iraq and #Afghanistan that he “aided the enemy.”
February 23, 2012: US v PFC Manning, arraignment for Manning at Fort Meade, MD.
March 15, 2012: US v PFC Manning, Article 39(a) Pre-Trial Motion Hearing at Fort Meade, MD.
April 24, 2012: US v PFC Manning | Article 39(a) Pre-Trial Motion Hearing at Fort Meade, MD.
May 10, 2012: PFC Bradley Manning is awarded People’s Choice Human Rights Award by Global Exchange, and Daniel Ellsberg accepts the award on his behalf.
May 24, 2012: Center for Constitutional Rights calls for a more open and public trial. UK Guardian.
June 6, 2012: US v PFC Manning, Article 39(a) Motion Hearing at Fort Meade, MD.
June 21, 2012: UN Torture expert Juan Mendez prohibited by judge from testifying at Manning’s hearings.
July 27, 2012: Defense filed a motion to dismiss all charges owing to the unlawful pretrial punishment to which PFC Manning was subjected while at Marine Corps Base, Quantico. Lawyer David Coombs blog.
August 2012: Veterans rally in support of Bradley at Obama campaign offices.
September 19, 2012: Bradley’s defense files a motion to dismiss all charges based on lack of a speedy trial. Lawyer David Coombs blog.
November 27, 2012: Pre-trial hearing addressing defense motion to dismiss all charges based on Bradley’s unlawful pretrial punishment at Quantico.
December 3, 2012: Bradley Manning’s lawyer David Coombs addresses public and media for first time. bradleymanning.org.
December 17, 2012: Bradley Manning turns 25, his third birthday in prison without trial.
January 8-11, 2013: Pretrial hearing, with Judge Lind ruling Bradley was subjected to unlawful pretrial punishment for 112 days at the Quantico marine brig.