17 Dec 2010

Bradley Manning Being Held in Inhumane Conditions

Earlier this week, allegations surfaced that Army private Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking a massive trove of secret government documents to WikiLeaks, is being held in "inhumane" conditions while awaiting trial.

A report on Salon.com said Manning is being held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, is under constant surveillance, is not allowed to exercise, and has not been allowed a pillow or bed sheets despite not having been convicted of a crime.

"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: all without so much as having been convicted of anything," wrote Salon's Glenn Greenwald.

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