Interview: Canadian lawyer Joshua Blum on Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning

Surplace Media speaks with Joshua Blum, an attorney representing Chelsea Manning who was refused entry to Canada on September 22, 2017. Blum is an attorney with Jared, Will & Associates in Toronto who is appealing to Canadian Border Services on behalf of Manning (interview conducted: Nov 2, 2017).

Chelsea Manning is a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who became a whistleblower when she leaked a large amount of classified data to Wikileaks in 2010. This leak included evidence of war crimes committed by the U.S. military in Iraq. She was imprisoned from 2010 to 2017. President Barack Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office and she was released in May, 2017.

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