Chelsea manning, just like Julian Assange, is being harassed, persecuted and even tortured for the "crime" of revealing US war crimes, something itself that should be considered whistleblowing for Manning and journalism for Assange, but it is being treated as a crime by most governments, and surprisingly many media organisations. Together they uncovered some of the worst cases of abuse and torture in a war zone in modern history, acts that obviously constitute war crimes and are what should be prosecuted as the real crime here. It only adds to the irony of the situation that Manning is now being tortured in solitary confinement, while Assange’s lawyers have also expressed concern over him suffering similar fate while in prison in the UK. The often-repeated argument that such leaks have put peoples lives in danger is also a falsity, during Mannings original sentencing Brig. Gen. Robert Carr admitted no deaths were attributed to the leaks, and as they were published in English not Arabic it was unlikely to have been picked up by enemies at all.