Robert Harris: trademark approach. Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex

It was the dodgiest of all dossiers. “It’s quite small,” says Robert Harris. “It was written on very flimsy paper – rice paper, or old-style typing pa(...)

  Bradley Manning, who wishes to live as a woman and be known as Chelsea.  Pte Manning will request hormone therapy for gender reassignment while in prison. Photograph: US army via Getty

Bradley Manning’s attorney David Combs said he “hoped” Fort Leavenworth Prison “would do the right thing” and grant his client access to hormone thera(...)

 US soldier Bradley Manning  is pictured dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph. In a statement read on NBC News Manning said he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea. Photograph: US Army/Handout/Reuters

US soldier Bradley Manning, sentenced for leaking classified documents, said he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.“As I transition (...)

Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he arrives for sentencing at Fort Meade, Maryland, yesterday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Rallies in support of Bradley Manning – including a march to the White House – were organised in several American cities last night in reaction to the(...)

David Coombs, who defended Bradley Manning throughout his trial for espionage-related charges,  questioned the length of the sentence imposed on his client and the necessity of a closed trial hearing. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Bradley Manning’s legal team said yesterday they would seek a pardon for their client from US president Barack Obama or “at the very least commute his(...)

 Bradley Manning is escorted into court to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in Maryland today. Manning, who was convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history, was sentenced to 35 years in jail. Photograph: Reuters

Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation’s history by providing files to Wikileaks, was senten(...)

Bradley Manning arrives at the courthouse during his court martial at Fort Meade in Maryland yesterday.

Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted of giving classified US files to WikiLeaks, will be told today how much of his life will be spent in a military(...)

Bradley Manning: has already served more time than was served by William Calley, who played a leadership role in the killing of 504 civilians during the Vietnam war. Photograph: Reuters

Bradley Manning was scheduled to speak yesterday at the sentencing phase of his trial for having leaked 750,000 pages of classified documents and v(...)

Bradley Manning being escorted into court for the continuation of the sentencing phase in his military trial at Fort Meade, Maryland, yesterday. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

US soldier Bradley Manning yesterd told a military court “I’m sorry” for giving war logs and diplomatic secrets to the WikiLeaks website three years a(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said the people of the United States and around the world ‘owe Edward Snowden a debt of gratitude’. Photograph: Reuters

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called president Barack Obama’s announcement of plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes a v(...)