A new graphic novel brings to life the courtroom drama of the court-martial of Private Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking thousands of diplomatic cables and military reports to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified materials in American history.

The trial was characterized by secrecy, and media outlets were denied access to rulings and motions associated with the case. For the novel, The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning, artist Clark Stoeckley sketched scenes in real time from inside the courtroom. His illustrations are paired with excerpts from court transcripts, which follow the argument as it unfolds between the prosecution and defense.

Read more and see the full excerpt at Newsweek.

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