Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bradley Manning

The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention, article by Glenn Greenwald.

Mr. Manning is the person who leaked the cables to Wikileaks and Julian Assange.

He has never been convicted of anything yet.

He is kept in jail.

From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement. For 23 out of 24 hours every day -- for seven straight months and counting -- he sits completely alone in his cell. Even inside his cell, his activities are heavily restricted; he's barred even from exercising and is under constant surveillance to enforce those restrictions. For reasons that appear completely punitive, he's being denied many of the most basic attributes of civilized imprisonment, including even a pillow or sheets for his bed

My god.

And as is true of many prisoners subjected to warped treatment of this sort, the brig's medical personnel now administer regular doses of anti-depressants to Manning to prevent his brain from snapping from the effects of this isolation.

My god.

The Soviet Union American Empire does not take kindly to dissidents, and the KGB proper authorities do their duty to punish those scum.

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