Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Communications spokesperson 31July 2013.
Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has condemned the conviction of US Private First Class Bradley Manning on 20 counts attracting a maximum of 136 years in a military prison.
"This ruling sets a dangerous precedent for whistleblowers and a free press in the United States and globally," Senator Ludlam said.
"We await his sentence, however, it is impossible to describe this trial as having been fair. It entailed many closed sessions with key documents withheld from Manning.