Tahlequah Daily Press

Get the scoop!

August 24, 2013

Supporters drawn to Manning's former home defend him as 'whistleblower'

(Continued)

CRESCENT, Okla. —

But on Wednesday night -- before Manning made public his gender change -- his supporters were more concerned about his identity as a soldier acting in good conscience.

"I want people to understand that Bradley Manning is not a traitor," said Rena Guay, executive director of the Oklahoma Center of Conscience of Oklahoma City, which is a member of the Bradley Manning Support Network. The group has helped pay for Manning's legal expenses, she said, and it will work on his legal appeal.

"He showed a lot of backbone in what he did," said Guay. "It was an incredibly brave thing for him to do."

Manning will be eligible for parole in about 10 years. His attorneys are working on a pardon application to President Barack Obama.

Details for this story were provided by The Edmond (Okla.) Sun and NBC News.

Text Only
Get the scoop!
Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp
Stocks