Mother of WikiLeaks accused asks William Hague for help
Summary from The Guardian, April 13, 2011
The mother of Bradley Manning, the soldier being held in connection with the WikiLeaks case, is asking British foreign secretary William Hague to intervene on his behalf.
Because Susan Manning is Welsh and still lives in Pembrokeshire (see WVoN story), the Foreign Office have confirmed that Manning is “British by descent” even though the soldier views himself as American and has an American father.
Mrs Manning is concerned about the conditions in which Manning is being held, in a military prison in Virginia, and says his physical and mental state is deteriorating.
She has also asked for British Consular help for herself in dealing with the American Marine authorities.
Manning is accused of leaking confidential data, including more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, to WikiLeaks, on charges that include “aiding the enemy”.