Chelsea Manning defense attorney to speak in Seattle Dec 11

Courage to Resist is reporting:

Lead Defense Attorney for WikiLeaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Gives First Seattle Presentation -the fight continues!

You’re invited! On Wednesday, December 11th, the attorney who represented WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) during the trial this summer will speak at University Temple United Methodist Church. This is the first public presentation that attorney David Coombs has given in Seattle.

WHAT: Presentation to discuss Army whistleblower PVT Manning’s trial and upcoming appeals, followed by public Q&A with none other than lead defense attorney David Coombs.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm
WHERE: University Temple United Methodist Church (Fireplace Room), 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle WA 98105 (map it!)
CONTACT: 206-499-1220
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Mr. Coombs, while now practicing military law as a civilian, has been recognized as one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. Army. He continues to represent the young WikiLeaks whistleblower, who was sentenced in late August to 35 years in military prison. He is pursuing legal appeals on the basis of prosecutorial misconduct, as well as a formal request that President Obama grant clemency. Mr. Coombs is also PVT Chelsea Manning’s primary advocate as she pursues hormone therapy at Ft. Leavenworth military prison for gender dysphoria.

The event is presented by Courage to Resist and Co-Sponsored by Common Good Cafe, Greater Seattle Veterans for Peace (VFP 92), G.I. Voice/Coffee Strong, and Fellowship of Reconciliation, Seattle Chapter. Funds will be collected by the Private Manning Support Network, to benefit ongoing defense efforts, including impending legal appeals.

The War on Whistleblowers must be stopped!

We hope to see you there. RSVP on facebook today!

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