Assange himself says they have never met (if it cannot be proven that Manning leaked data directly to Assange, then the U.S. authorities will have no case to prosecute or extradite the WikiLeaks founder)Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks martyr? Mar 13, 2011
We are Americans, and he's supposed to be on our sideProtesters arrested at WikiLeaks rally Mar 20, 2011
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning, December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly three-quarters of a million classified or unclassified but sensitive military and diplomatic documents. Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years' imprisonment, with the possibility of parole in the eighth year, and to be dishonorably discharged from the Army. Manning is a trans woman who, in a statement the day after sentencing, said she had felt female since childhood, wanted to be known as Chelsea, and desired to begin hormone replacement therapy. From early life and through much of her Army life, Manning was known as Bradley; she was diagnosed with gender identity disorder while in the Army.