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Blogger Profile: David Coombs

David E. Coombs is accused whistleblower Bradley Manning's defense attorney.

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David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

June 13th, 2012

Supporting Bradley Manning

Over the past two years, thousands of individuals have either donated to the defense fund or given freely of their time to support PFC Bradley Manning.  The support provided has come in many forms:      1)  Signing petitions (standwithbrad.org);      2)  Standing up to say "I am Bradley Manning" (iam.bradleymanning.org);      3)  Writing ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

May 4th, 2011

A Typical Day For PFC Bradley Manning at Fort Leavenworth

PFC Manning was transferred to the Joint Regional Corrections Facility (JRCF) at Fort Leavenworth on April 20, 2011.  I was able to tour the facility and meet with PFC Manning last week.  PFC Manning is now being held in Medium Custody.  He is no longer under Prevention of Injury watch and is ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

April 20th, 2011

Why Was PFC Manning Moved to Fort Leavenworth?

Like many others, the defense first learned of PFC Manning’s move to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by reading that a government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, leaked the information to the Associated Press.  The defense was not officially notified of PFC Manning’s pending move until twenty minutes before the ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

April 11th, 2011

Brig Fails to Follow Its Own Rules

Over the past few weeks, the defense has been working to facilitate an official visit for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Mr. Juan Mendez (the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture), and a representative from Amnesty International.  Despite multiple inquires from the defense and the interested parties, the Quantico Brig and the ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

March 5th, 2011

The Truth Behind Quantico Brig's Decision to Strip PFC Manning

The Brig has stripped PFC Manning of all of his clothing for the past three nights, and they intend to continue this practice indefinitely.  Each night, Brig guards force PFC Manning to relinquish all of his clothing.  He then lies in a cold jail cell naked until the following morning, when he is ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

March 4th, 2011

PFC Manning Stripped Naked Again

PFC Manning was forced to strip naked in his cell again last night.  As with the previous evening, Quantico Brig guards required him to surrender all of his clothing.  PFC Manning then walked back to his bed, and spent the next seven hours in humiliation.  The decision to require him to ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

March 3rd, 2011

PFC Manning Forced to Strip Naked

Last night, PFC Manning was inexplicably stripped of all clothing by the Quantico Brig.  He remained in his cell, naked, for the next seven hours.  At 5:00 a.m., the Brig sounded the wake-up call for the detainees.  At this point, PFC Manning was forced to stand naked at the front of his cell.  The Duty ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

March 3rd, 2011

Article 104 Offense

This is the Military Judges' Benchbook instruction on the elements of the offense of Article 104.  AIDING THE ENEMY—GIVING INTELLIGENCE TO THE ENEMY (ARTICLE 104) ELEMENTS: (1) That (state the time and place alleged), the accused, without proper authority, knowingly gave intelligence information to (a) certain person(s), namely: (state the ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

January 26th, 2011

PFC Bradley Manning Is Not Being Treated Like Every Other Detainee

Despite the assertion of Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, PFC Bradley Manning is not being treated like every other detainee at the Quantico brig.  Morrell stated during today’s Pentagon briefing that PFC Manning’s “confinement is not in the least different from the manner in which anyone else at the brig ... continue reading

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  • June 13th, 2012

    Supporting Bradley Manning

    Over the past two years, thousands of individuals have either donated to the defense fund or given freely of their time to support PFC Bradley Manning.  ...

  • May 4th, 2011

    A Typical Day For PFC Bradley Manning at Fort Leavenworth

    PFC Manning was transferred to the Joint Regional Corrections Facility (JRCF) at Fort Leavenworth on April 20, 2011.  I was able to tour the facility ...

  • April 20th, 2011

    Why Was PFC Manning Moved to Fort Leavenworth?

    Like many others, the defense first learned of PFC Manning’s move to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by reading that a government official, speaking on the condition ...

  • April 11th, 2011

    Brig Fails to Follow Its Own Rules

    Over the past few weeks, the defense has been working to facilitate an official visit for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Mr. Juan Mendez (the United Nations ...

  • March 5th, 2011

    The Truth Behind Quantico Brig's Decision to Strip PFC Manning

    The Brig has stripped PFC Manning of all of his clothing for the past three nights, and they intend to continue this practice indefinitely.  Each night, Brig ...

  • March 4th, 2011

    PFC Manning Stripped Naked Again

    PFC Manning was forced to strip naked in his cell again last night.  As with the previous evening, Quantico Brig guards required him to surrender ...

  • March 3rd, 2011

    PFC Manning Forced to Strip Naked

    Last night, PFC Manning was inexplicably stripped of all clothing by the Quantico Brig.  He remained in his cell, naked, for the next seven hours.  At 5:00 ...

  • March 3rd, 2011

    PFC Manning Forced to Strip Naked

    Last night, PFC Manning was inexplicably stripped of all clothing by the Quantico Brig.  He remained in his cell, naked, for the next seven hours.  At 5:00 ...

  • March 5th, 2011

    The Truth Behind Quantico Brig's Decision to Strip PFC Manning

    The Brig has stripped PFC Manning of all of his clothing for the past three nights, and they intend to continue this practice indefinitely.  Each night, Brig ...

  • April 20th, 2011

    Why Was PFC Manning Moved to Fort Leavenworth?

    Like many others, the defense first learned of PFC Manning’s move to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by reading that a government official, speaking on the condition ...

  • March 4th, 2011

    PFC Manning Stripped Naked Again

    PFC Manning was forced to strip naked in his cell again last night.  As with the previous evening, Quantico Brig guards required him to surrender ...

  • May 4th, 2011

    A Typical Day For PFC Bradley Manning at Fort Leavenworth

    PFC Manning was transferred to the Joint Regional Corrections Facility (JRCF) at Fort Leavenworth on April 20, 2011.  I was able to tour the facility ...

  • April 11th, 2011

    Brig Fails to Follow Its Own Rules

    Over the past few weeks, the defense has been working to facilitate an official visit for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Mr. Juan Mendez (the United Nations ...

  • March 3rd, 2011

    Article 104 Offense

    This is the Military Judges' Benchbook instruction on the elements of the offense of Article 104.  AIDING THE ENEMY—GIVING INTELLIGENCE TO THE ENEMY (ARTICLE 104) ...

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