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Private Bradley Manning that gay United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed restricted material to the website WikiLeaks is among the 231 people to be chosen for nominations for this years Nobel Peace Prize.

The secretive committee doesn’t reveal who has been nominated, but those with nomination rights sometimes announce their picks. They include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Bill Clinton.

Bradley Manning was arrested on May 29, 2010 and has been classified as a “maximum custody detainee” and has been detained in a 6 x 12 ft cell, with no window, furnished with a bed, toilet and sink, and with meals taken in his cell since then with his lawyers alleging mental abuse and humiliation from the U.S, Government.

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