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UN Torture Expert Calls for an End to Solitary Confinement, Discusses Bradley Manning

23.10.11

On Tuesday, Professor Juan Méndez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, “called on all countries to ban the solitary confinement of prisoners except in very exceptional circumstances and for as short a time as possible, with an absolute prohibition in the case of juveniles and people […]

WikiLeaks and the Lawyers: Justice Department Finally Allows Attorneys to See Leaked Guantánamo Files, But Not to Download, Save or Print Them

17.6.11

In the US government’s farcical world of overclassification, four reporters were banned from Guantánamo last year for reporting the name of a witness in the trial by Military Commission of the Canadian citizen and former child prisoner Omar Khadr, even though his name had been widely reported in the media, and was available online. That […]

Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks: New Film by the Guardian Tells His Troubling Story

30.5.11

To mark the first anniversary of the arrest of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified US military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, the Guardian has produced a 19-minute film, “The madness of Bradley Manning?” telling his story, and including elements that have not been reported before. […]

US Intelligence Veteran Defends Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks

18.4.11

The story of Pfc Bradley Manning, the young US Army intelligence analyst allegedly responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, continues to act as a magnet for supporters worldwide, who are appalled by the accounts of his solitary confinement, and the humiliation to which he has recently been subjected, which has […]

On the Torture of Bradley Manning, Obama Ignores Criticism by UN Rapporteur and 300 Legal Experts

12.4.11

In the ongoing scandal regarding the treatment of Pfc Bradley Manning, the alleged whistleblower responsible for leaking a treasure trove of classified US documents to WikiLeaks, who has been held since last July in a military brig in Quantico, Virginia, a slowly building body of criticism turned into a torrent of indignation early last month, […]

Terror Suspects in the UK, Torture, the Law, Solitary Confinement, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks: Angola 3 News Interviews Activist Richard Haley

10.3.11

My friend Richard Haley, of Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC), recently put me up for two nights in Edinburgh, during a visit as part of my ongoing tour of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo,” which I co-directed with filmmaker Polly Nash. Richard and I have known each other for many years […]

Andy Worthington Discusses Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks and the Spanish Torture Case Against the Bush Administration with Kevin Gosztola of Op-Ed News

9.3.11

A few days ago I had the pleasure to talk to Kevin Gosztola of Op-Ed News for his regular podcast show, “This Week in WikiLeaks,” which is available below (or on the Op-Ed News page here). The 24-minute show followed up on the announcement that 22 new charges — including one that potentially carries the […]

Death Penalty for Bradley Manning, the Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower?

3.3.11

Alleged WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been in US custody since last May, after he reportedly told a former hacker that he had passed thousands of classified US military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks, had 22 new charges filed against him on Tuesday by the US Army, including a capital offense — […]

Andy Worthington Discusses WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning and Guantánamo with Chris Cook on Gorilla Radio

21.1.11

At 1 am on Tuesday morning, with the jet lag barely diminished from my recent trip to the States to call for the closure of Guantánamo on the 9th anniversary of the prison’s opening, I was, nevertheless, delighted to talk to Chris Cook of Pacific Free Press on his Gorilla Radio show in Victoria, British […]

Former Quantico Commander Objects to Treatment of Bradley Manning, the Alleged WikiLeaks Whistleblower

20.1.11

Via WarIsACrime.org, here’s a powerful letter to General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, by retired Marine Corps captain David C. MacMichael, the former commander of Headquarters Company at Marine Corps Base Quantico, in Virginia, where Pfc Bradley Manning, the young soldier accused of providing a trove of classified US government documents to […]

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