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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The WikiLeaker - in prison & tortured?

The US Army's Treatment Of Alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Is A Disgrace

According to Glenn Greenwald at Salon, the US Army has kept alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning in solitary confinement at Quantico for the past 7 months and refused to allow him basic necessities like exercise, a pillow, and sheets.

If this is true, it's a disgrace. It's also conduct unbecoming of the US military.

Now, before you go howling that whatever treatment Manning is getting is actually way too good for him because he's a traitor who should just be taken out and shot, let me be clear:
It may well be that Manning should be taken out and shot.

He just shouldn't be subjected to these petty and demeaning punishments in the meantime.

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Is WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Being Tortured?

Salon's Glenn Greenwald thinks it could be called that.
In sum, [Pfc. Bradley] Manning has been subjected for many months without pause to inhumane, personality-erasing, soul-destroying, insanity-inducing conditions of isolation similar to those perfected at America's Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Manning, 22, has been in custody since his arrest five months ago for allegedly leaking thousands of classified documents to Julian Assange. He has yet to be charged with anything.

Greenwald spoke to a number of people "directly familiar" with Manning's conditions including Lt. Brian Villiard, a Quantico brig official.

Here's a fuller description:

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