Bradley Manning’s Treatment Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted on March 31, 2011


Bradley Manning’s Treatment Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg » Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union. Seriously, read this. Don’t forget.  We think America is so fair and so just, yet we have hundreds of political prisoners in jail from before our time (for us youngsters) and right now, right this second, Bradley Manning is being held under horrendous and unnecessary conditions in an attempt to break him down. His crime? Giving us, the american population, documents that shed light on our government’s behind the scenes deals as well as global affairs.  I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Wikileaks has been a benefit for our global community.  Yet they’re treating him like a “terrorist” but I guess to them he is.  so take note: this is what happens if you go against the government in the best interest of the people.  Don’t forget it.

Recent news reports suggest that Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of leaking government files to Wikileaks, is being held by our government — alone, often naked, in a small isolation cell for months at a time as he awaits legal proceedings to commence against him. Many Americans are appalled by the thought of this kind of treatment. While it appears these confinement conditions serve no purpose other than to degrade Pfc. Manning and break his spirit, they provide an important opportunity for the nation to reflect on the deeply damaging impact of solitary confinement.

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