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The 35-year-sentence handed down by a military judge for Pfc. Bradley Manning on Wednesday was grossly excessive.
We have started a petition for Obama to grant Manning a presidential pardon immediately.
We blogged about it this morning at In the (K)now  blog:President Obama should pardon Bradley Manning NOW!
The petition reads as follows:
“Pfc. Bradley Manning has been unjustly sentenced to spend most of his adult life in prison because he did his duty as a citizen of the United States.
He revealed government wrongdoing on a massive scale.
We the undersigned, petition the President of the United States of America, to immediately grant a Presidential Pardon to this young man so that he may live as a free man in the land of the free, home of the brave.
Manning has already served three years in prison, much of it in solitary confinement, where he was subjected to what can only be described as torture.
 His “crime” was to reveal to America and the world information we need to know. It is not only our right but our duty to be informed of what the government is doing FOR us and TO us.
President Obama has the power to free Manning today. He should use it.
Help us convince him to act on his conscience. Please sign the petition and spread the word.
Thank you for your help.


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