26 Jan 2011

U.S. Officials Have No Link Between Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, But They Continue to Imprison, Torture Manning Anyway

Well this is an unfortunate development for the officials who decided imprisoning Private Bradley Manning would be a sure-fire way to take down WikiLeaks: according to NBC, "investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between [Manning] and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks."


Although Manning has admitted to downloading tens of thousands of classified government documents to draw attention to wrongdoings by the U.S. government, there is apparently "no evidence he passed the files directly to Assange, or had any direct contact with the controversial WikiLeaks figure."

Despite having been convicted of no charges, the 22-year-old Manning has spent months in a Virginia prison, where he is being held in solitary confinement and is only allowed to leave his cell one hour a day. He has been denied visitors and is being kept in conditions that are described as torturous and inhumane. Presumably, Feds were hoping Manning would break under the pressure and help bring down Julian Assange and his website. But that hasn't worked out.

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