December 24, 2010

Inhumane treatment of Pfc. Manning.

-clip tip thanks to Jeremy, an ex-Marine tormented, abused and forced into exile by the same Marine Corps.

According to the Guardian,
The United Nations is investigating a complaint on behalf of Bradley Manning that he is being mistreated while held since May in US Marine Corps custody pending trial. The army private is charged with the unauthorised use and disclosure of classified information, material related to the WikiLeaks, and faces a court martial sometime in 2011.

The office of Manfred Nowak, special rapporteur on torture based in Geneva, received the complaint from a Manning supporter; his office confirmed that it was being looked into. Manning's supporters say that he is in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day; this could be construed as a form of torture. This month visitors reported that his mental and physical health was deteriorating.
-thanks to Laura at wmtc for this info

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