Edwardo wrote: Most prisoners in any prison who can't be put in with the general prison population for their own safety are often put in solitary confinement in small rooms. He wouldn't have lasted long with typical inmates, especially in a military cell. The naked thing was hardly torture. That was to prevent his suicide by hanging with his own prison clothing and bedding,
not quite the way it's described here...Harold wrote:If that was the extent of the torture, then I retract my previous statement. I should do more research into the matter.
Manning is also detained under a Prevention of Injury (POI) assignment, despite a recommendation from his official military psychiatrist that this is not necessary
https://www.amnestyusa.org/inhumane-tre ... y-manning/There have been no formal reasons given for Manning’s maximum custody and POI status, yet his lawyers’ attempts to challenge the restrictions have been ignored by the authorities
The punishment of Bradley Manning goes directly against the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s own laws, namely Section 813 article 13, which basically states, “No punishment before trial.” This law was obviously broken. People in this country are entitled to a “speedy trial,” which is normally between 100 and 120 days from the date of the crime. Bradley Manning has been incarcerated for more than 1,000 days before his trial has begun and even a United Nations investigation confirmed that Manning was being held in inhumane conditions that was tantamount to torture
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/graham-n ... 76003.htmlAn internal investigation by the Marine Corps, which operates the prison in which Manning was being held, stated that Manning’s jailers violated their own policies in imposing oppressive conditions.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 048508e074The episodes of forced nudity are particularly disturbing. In both instances, nudity was imposed after, according to Mr. Manning, he had run-ins with brig personnel, leading to questions about whether it was payback for mouthing off. And Mr. Manning’s treatment comes uncomfortably close to the kind of intimidating and humiliating tactics disavowed after the abuses at the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons that eroded the country’s standing in the world
with the assange thing i don't know why they didn't go to challenge the bail thing straight after the swedes dropped their case last year...
i hope he walks free on the 6th and continues to expose the bullshit and war mongering...no doubt from his refuge in ecuador...