We at Firedoglake stand with supporters of Bradley Manning and human rights advocates and call on President Obama to either come clean on their objective in treating Manning in this cruel and unusual way, or move to end such treatment immediately. Anything less is an abdication of duty and an annulment of every Americans’ constitutional rights.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 4, 2011 7:11 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday January 26, 2011 3:37 pm|
Things are worse at Quantico brig than I ever imagined.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday January 26, 2011 11:46 am|
The Marines have replaced the commander in charge of the Quantico base, where Bradley Manning has been held in severe isolation for more than seven months. Commander James Averhart, as commander of the Quantico base, had authority over the conditions of Manning’s detention. Last week Averhart punished Bradley Manning, ignoring the advice of military psychiatrists, by putting him on suicide watch for 48 hours.