MSNBC on “Bradley Manning Held as ‘Political Prisoner,’ UN to Investigate”

Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC—

Dec. 23, 2010–Julian Assange calls Bradley Manning a political prisoner.

United Nations to investigate. Bradley’s friend discusses on Dylan Ratigan Show.

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Bradley Manning Speaks About His Conditions

By: David House Thursday December 23, 2010

Stop the Inhumane Treatment of Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old Army private accused of leaking classified information to Wikileaks, has been held in the brig at Quantico Marine Corp Base for five months in inhumane conditions, with severe restrictions on his ability to exercise, communicate, or even sleep. Manning has not been convicted of any crime. Nor is there a date certain for any court hearing.

The conditions of Bradley Manning’s confinement became a top issue in the press last week as bloggers traded blows with US officials over allegations that Manning endures inhumane treatment at the Quantico, VA detainment facility. In the midst of this rush by the Defense Department to contextualize Manning’s confinement, I traveled to see the man himself at the Marine Corps detainment facility in Quantico, VA. Continue reading