7 Feb 2012
Private Bradley Manning, a US soldier accused of passing classified material to the whistle blowing website WikiLeaks has consistently made it into the headlines, mostly in connection with his trial. But now his name is on a different list, that of over 200 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize. Manning's nomination was put forward in the Icelandic Parliament by the parliamentary group, "The Movement".
Birgitta Yonsdottir, Icelandic MP, a member of the parliamentary group says Manning, a whistleblower on war crimes, has been unjustly criminalized for his alleged actions. She says Manning deserves the Nobel nomination because whistle blowing is not a crime.
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