Julian Assange

Sunday, January 23, 2011

InhumaneTreatment of Manning.

The US government has a lot to answer for.

i read where they upbrade China on their lack of human rights while at the same time violating ghuman rights themsevles, and when their human rights violations are exposed promptly institute further human rights violations as a response.

Nothing like being hypercritical and accusing others of the very same crimes they pursue themselves.

Take Bradley Manning for example. Kept in solitary confirment under inhummane conditions for almost 300 days, not allowed to sleep or exercise between 5 am and 8 pm.

"From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement. For 23 out of 24 hours every day -- for seven straight months and counting -- he sits completely alone in his cell. Even inside his cell, his activities are heavily restricted; he's barred even from exercising and is under constant surveillance to enforce those restrictions. For reasons that appear completely punitive, he's being denied many of the most basic attributes of civilized imprisonment, including even a pillow or sheets for his bed (he is not and never has been on suicide watch). For the one hour per day when he is freed from this isolation, he is barred from accessing any news or current events programs. Lt. Villiard protested that the conditions are not "like jail movies where someone gets thrown into the hole," but confirmed that he is in solitary confinement, entirely alone in his cell except for the one hour per day he is taken out."

AND he is only charged and there has been no trial. Convicted prisoners are treated better than this. Justice is a joke as far as the US government is concerned. A case of do what we say or want, not what we profess.

Torturing people in the name of freedom makes a mockery of the term freedom and makes it quite apparent that freedom is NOT the purpose of the torture.

Read more here.

The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention

Bradley Manning deserves to be free

Wake up President Obama, no one believes you anymore!

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