WikiLeaks: Is Bradley Manning being tortured?

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    The Army specialist accused of passing documents to WikiLeaks is allegedly being held in mind-numbing solitary confinement. Does the punishment exceed the crime?

    WikiLeaks: Is Bradley Manning being tortured? - The Week

    Escalating the WikiLeaks controversy, Salon's Glenn Greenwald reported this week that the U.S. military is holding Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of feeding classified documents to WikiLeaks, in "inhumane" conditions. According to Greenwald, Manning has been a model prisoner since his May arrest, but is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day: Forbidden to exercise, watched around the clock, drugged to prevent his mind from "snapping." By the standards of many nations, says Greenwald, such "personality-erasing, soul-destroying, insanity-inducing conditions" constitute "torture." Is that an exaggeration? (Watch an MSNBC discussion about Manning's treatment)


    You have to read the rest of that. I don't know where the mind set comes from that people consider this torture.

    fyi; There's a huge chance that they are doing this for his own safety. While brigs and military prison are full of screw ups, almost none have been traitors, and will put manning in the dirt first chance they get.
     
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    he is not allowed to exercise in his cell to protect him?

    do tell?
     
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    Yea, they should let him out into the general population. Save us the cost of a trial.
     
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    We need him to get the wiki leaks founder. Seems one idea floating around is that Assange TALKED Manning into giving him the files. If true that is espionage.
     
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    I'm aware, in fact I've mentioned it on the board. My comment wasn't actually meant to be taken seriously. I want him on trial. I want him to explain to the American people why he thinks it's ok to commit treason against our country.

    *Disclaimer: What Manning did was not treason in the letter of the law. But... in to Americans, most of us will see him as a traitor.
     
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    Isn't this SOP in the military? If so, he knew the risks and should be man enough to take the punishment.
     
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    Apparently, the information in the OP isn't even true.

    Bradley Manning in 'isolation'? US defends treatment of WikiLeaks suspect - CSMonitor.com
     
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    WikiLeaks cables: Bradley Manning faces 52 years in jail | World news | The Guardian
     
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    If I were in jail, I'd prefer my own room. Who wouldn't?
     
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    :lol: True...Evidently some overly emotional people just lap up all the anti-USA propaganda and desperately spread lies without knowing all the facts involved...
     

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