UK to Pressure US on Treatment of British Citizen Bradley Manning

By: Tuesday April 5, 2011 2:45 pm

In a debate last night in the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, British Foreign Office minister Henry Bellingham said that the UK Government will renew its pressure on the US State Department concerning the abuse of PFC. Bradley Manning. Bellingham also confirmed that Bradley Manning can be considered a British citizen.

 

Torture by Any Other Name: UK Officials Let Fear, Politics Trump Morality

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 8:18 am

Yesterday, I posted on a Harvard study showing that the press, after an established tradition of referring to waterboarding as torture, stopped doing so once it became clear the US engaged in the practice. Our press, in other words, refused to tell what they had previously presented as “the truth” (that is, that waterboarding was unquestionably torture) when it became politically contentious to do so.

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