U.S. Army soldier Bradley E. Manning was arrested in Iraq on May 2010. Manning was detained under allegations that he had supplied the website [[WikiLeaks]] with classified material.
In July 2010, Manning was charged with transferring restricted material onto his personal computer, and sharing national defence information with an unauthorized source. An additional 22 charges were laid against Manning in March 2011.
Amongst other classified data and footage, the leaked material is believed to have comprised 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables.
Spearheaded in June 2010, the Bradley Manning Support Network serves as the public response to Manning’s incarceration.