“I conclude that the 11 months under conditions of solitary confinement (regardless of the name given to his regime by the prison authorities) constitutes at a minimum cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in violation of article 16 of the convention against torture,” Juan Mendez, UN special rapporteur on torture.
Darker Net reveals the names of those accused of the torture of Manning. In the meantime, the legal team representing Manning, charged with leaking war crimes, are requesting that all charges raised against him are dismissed given that for several months he was subjected to torture. The submission concludes, as a result of “flagrant violation” of Manning’s “constitutional rights,” the judge should dismiss all charges with prejudice or, at minimum, grant “meaningful relief in the form of at least 10-for-1 sentencing credit for the 258 days PFC Manning inappropriately spent in the equivalent of solitary confinement.”
Here is the full 110 page motion for dismissal of charges.
More details from The Dissenter – click here.
campaign HERE www.bradleymanning.org/.
- free Survivors Manual’ for 100,000 in US solitary (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Bradley Manning treatment in ‘flagrant violation’ of military code – lawyer (guardian.co.uk)