29 July 2013, Geneva
IPB`s award of the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Prize to U.S. whistleblower Bradley Manning has attracted considerable press coverage and favourable comments. One commentator summed it up: "Thank you for giving Bradley Manning the award. Our own President should have given him a pardon." Meanwhile, just as his trial is just winding down, Manning was given a second peace prize last week, and the petition to urge that he be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize has almost reached 100 000 signatures.