Bradley Manning update - Input Junkie
Bradley Manning update|569 days after his arrest, there's a hearing to see whether the government has enough to proceed against him.
Does anyone have information about the conditions under which he's being held?
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I haven't seen any word from his lawyer that the "suicide watch" has been lifted, or that he's been allowed out of solitary. That would suggest that, as far as we know, he is still being held in a cold featureless cell, alone, fed through the wall, 24 hours a day, in his underwear, and woken by an invisible voice every couple of hours to "prove" that he's still alive. All for his own protection, of course; that his lawyer has been told that he will be removed from the suicide watch and released from solitary into the general population as soon as he accuses Julian Assange of putting him up to it is something we're just supposed to ignore, or perhaps just disbelieve.
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After the publicity concerning Manning’s treatment, the rally and the arrests, one month later on April 20, 2011, the Pentagon transferred him to a pre-trial confinement portion of a medium-security facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. At Fort Leavenworth, the prevention-of-injury order was lifted, Manning’s clothes were not removed at night, and he has a cell with a large window with natural light and a normal mattress. He now can have contact with other pre-trial detainees, write whenever he wants, and keep personal objects, such as books and letters, in his cell.Edited at 2011-11-23 01:39 am (UTC)
The Obama administration's theory on governmental crimes: If people in high places commit crimes, we should engage in "reflection, not retribution." If people expose those crimes, throw the book at them -- or rather, don't let the book get in the way of what you can throw at them.