UN Looking Into Treatment Of Army Private Suspected Of Leaking Documents

The United Nations is looking into a complaint alleging that the Army private being held in connection with the WikiLeaks case is being mistreated. The AP reports:

The UN office for torture issues in Geneva said Wednesday it received a complaint from one of Pfc. Bradley Manning's supporters alleging that conditions in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, amount to torture. Visitors say he spends at least 23 hours a day alone in a cell.

The Pentagon has denied mistreating Manning. A Marine Corps spokesman says the military is keeping Manning safe, secure and ready for trial.

Previously, we noted a piece by Glenn Greenwald arguing that Manning's treatment is torture, and a Pentagon statement denying any mistreatment in custody.



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