CWO2 Denise Barnes believed she had the authority to take Manning’s underwear from him each night after a comment he made on March 2 when he was expressing his frustration with being held on prevention of injury status (“if I really wanted to kill myself, I could do it with the elastic waistband of my underwear”). A top correctional official in Marine Corps Headquarters, CWO5 Abel Galaviz, disagreed and found she could not just take his underwear and should have placed him on suicide risk status if she had wanted to take his clothing.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 12, 2012 11:20 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday December 6, 2012 6:31 pm|
Proceedings in the case against Pfc. Bradley Manning continue today with the government putting witnesses on the stand to argue Manning did not suffer “unlawful pretrial punishment” while he was detained at Quantico Marine Brig for nine months.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 5, 2012 4:40 pm|
A top correctional administrator and high-ranking Marine officer testified today during an “unlawful pretrial punishment” hearing in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning that the process for reviewing Manning’s confinement conditions at the Quantico Marine Brig during his nine months of confinement may have been corrupt or conducted improperly.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 5, 2012 7:15 am|
An “unlawful pretrial punishment” hearing in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being prosecuted for allegedly providing classified information to WikiLeaks, resumes. The proceedings pick up where the prosecution left off on December 2, when they were calling government witnesses to testify on Manning’s confinement conditions.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday December 4, 2012 10:20 am|
After looking over House’s statements to the press, it is hard to find the inaccuracies. Much of what House told the press has largely been affirmed through evidence and testimony presented by the defense in court over the past week. One can only presume Manning took issue with House’s very human reaction to seeing Manning in restraints. Knowing he was confined in his cell twenty-three hours a day, had restrictions against exercise or moving in his cell and had an hour at most to exercise during the day, House shared what he was feeling as he sat across from Manning during visits.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 3, 2012 3:34 pm|
Military prosecutors challenging a defense motion alleging Pfc. Bradley Manning was subjected to “unlawful pretrial punishment” while imprisoned at Quantico are arguing Manning had multiple avenues available to him if he wanted to complain about his confinement, which he never used.
Manning, who is being prosecuted for allegedly providing classified information to WikiLeaks, testified this past week on his confinement.
|By: Center for Constitutional Rights Tuesday November 27, 2012 9:40 am|
For almost three years Manning has endured intense physical and mental pressure, all designed to force him to implicate WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange in an alleged conspiracy to commit espionage. It is also a message to would-be whistleblowers: the U.S. government will not be gentle.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 27, 2012 7:40 am|
Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, will be in court today at Fort Meade in Maryland for the first day of a hearing on a defense motion that alleges “unlawful pretrial punishment” while imprisoned at the Quantico Marine Brig in Virginia. The motion calls for all charges with prejudice to be dismissed or “10-for-1 sentencing credit” for the 258 days Manning served in conditions “equivalent to solitary confinement.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday September 29, 2012 10:15 am|
The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, filed a motion calling for all charges with prejudice to be dismissed because the United States government has “trampled upon” Manning’s “speedy trial rights.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 30, 2012 7:20 am|
Pfc. Bradley Manning’s latest motion hearing is due to wrap today at Fort Meade in Maryland. The proceedings have been going for the last couple days. There should be a decision today on whether the defense will have access to all 1,374 emails between commanding officers at the Quantico Marine brig, where Manning was confined for about nine months.
There will also be deliberation on witnesses who are going to be produced for the “unlawful pretrial punishment” hearing now scheduled for October.