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  •  I take no joy in seeing Manning in prison (2+ / 0-)
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    for several years. But governments take these things very seriously and calling them heroes doesn't help anyone who put themselves in these positions. They're left alone, secluded and shut off from family and friends. That's the reality here.

    And now we have this:

    Jonathan Laidlaw QC told the High Court that David Miranda, who was held for nine hours under counter-terrorism laws, was carrying tens of thousands of "highly sensitive" documents.

    Police from Scotland Yard's counter terrorism command, SO15, have yet to complete their examination of the material but they believe its disclosure would be "gravely injurious to public safety".

    Mr Miranda and others are now facing criminal investigation into how they came to be in possession of the documents, said Mr Laidlaw.

    Miranda - Another "hero" heading to jail for years? Snowden hiding in Russia. Manning out in 10 years?

    Young men who seem hellbent on destroying their lives.

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