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UN looking into WikiLeaks soldier’s treatment

HAGERSTOWN — The United Nations says it is looking into a complaint that the Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks has been mistreated in custody.

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, Va., amount to torture.

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

The UN could ask the United States to stop any violations it finds.

Manning supporters also are calling on the base commander to relax conditions that include confinement 23 hours a day in a one-person cell.


  1. The man is a traitor to this country and should be treated like one. He was placed in a position with a level of security and willingly took it upon himself to betray his trust against our government and leadership. He deserves to be court marshalled or placed on the firing line. I would only guess that Julian Assange had made some kind of monetary deal to persons such as this guy Manning to betray our government. Be it that or he is a supporting member of Wikileaks and beleives in their goals to undermine the safety and security of this great nation. He should get what is coming to him and others might think a little more before thay decide that they can do something like this and get away with it. My vote is hang the man !!!

  2. The cowardly traitor deserves a death sentence. Hang him by the family jewels until then.