Non-Violent-Direct Actions Allegiance
Private First Class Bradley Manning’s defense team is constructing a record of prejudice leading to “unlawful pre-trial punishment” of the accused whistle-blower during a pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland. Daniel Choike, the former Quantico commander recommended, that Quantico was not appropriate as a detention venue.
On Wednesday morning the court learnt that concern about the way Manning was being treated within the Quantico brig reached high levels within the military. An email was read out from Lieutenant Colonel Wright, the most senior expert on corrections issues within the Marines.
He wrote to the commander of the brig to express his “concerns about recent decisions”, in particular the removal on 2 March 2011 of Manning’s underpants at night. Wright pointed out that the move was a contradiction – it treated Manning as if he were a suicide risk, and yet he had not actually been placed under a suicide…
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