WASHINGTON - Statement Issued by Jeff Patterson, Project Director at the Chelsea Manning Support Network:
"General Patraeus leaked classified information to his mistress, who was writing his biography, for personal gain. PFC Chelsea Manning leaked classified information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks for the public good, and to increase informed debate on US wars abroad – neither of which harmed anyone. The general accepted a mere fine and probation, while the private is doing 35 years in Leavenworth military prison. That is not justice."