Manning Statement: Full Audio

by Nick Glossop on March 12, 2013Comments Off

Today, Freedom of the Press Foundation is publishing the full, previously unreleased audio recording of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s speech to the military court in Ft. Meade about his motivations for leaking over 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. In addition, we have published highlights from Manning’s statement to the court.

While unofficial transcripts of this statement are available, this marks the first time the American public has heard the actual voice of Manning.

High traffic is apparently causing interruptions to audio streaming. Download the audio file or a written transcript here, or listen to edited excerpts of the statement courtesy of the Guardian here.

After the break, Daniel Ellsberg provides commentary on the case.