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Assange Free but what about Bradley Manning?

16 December, 2010

“Manning remains in solitary confinement at a military brig in Quantico”
A brig official confirmed Bradley Manning’s conditions at Quantico as cruel and inhumane treatment and establishes that the accused leaker is subjected to detention conditions likely to create long-term psychological injuries.

From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement. For 23 out of 24 hours every day — for seven straight months and counting — he sits completely alone in his cell. For reasons that appear completely punitive, he’s being denied many of the most basic attributes of civilized imprisonment, including even a pillow or sheets for his bed. For the one hour per day when he is freed from this isolation, he is barred from accessing any news or current events programs.

And the brig’s medical personnel administer regular doses of anti-depressants to Manning to prevent his brain from snapping from the effects of this isolation.

read the full article at Moral Outrage

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  1. moraloutrage permalink
    20 December, 2010 12:14 am

    Reportedly, a grand jury has been secretly empanelled in northern Virginia to consider indicting the WikiLeaks chief.

    US authorities have stepped up their efforts to prosecute Julian Assange by offering Bradley Manning, the American soldier allegedly responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of government documents, the possibility of a plea bargain if he names the Wiki-Leaks founder as a fellow conspirator.

    And poor Manning, who has been held in solitary for 7 months now, and whose health and mental health is deteriorating as a result, may not have the capacity to resist. (The brig’s medical personnel administer regular doses of anti-depressants to Manning to prevent his brain from snapping from the effects of this isolation.)

    http://moraloutrage.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/so-what-of-bradley-manning-accused-wikileaks-source/

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