Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified military information to WikiLeaks.
Icelandic activist Herbert Snorrason managed WikiLeaks secure chat room in 2010.
Brown is not a hacker, but he's being charged as one.
Some members of Anonymous are taking the Times to task for, among other things, ignoring the recently revealed TrapWire surveillance system.
Manning was arrested in May 2010 for allegedly releasing classified materials containing military and diplomatic secrets.
The WikiLeaks founder cited several other high-profile freedom-of-speech cases, including Pussy Riot and Bradley Manning.