USA: Stop inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning
UPDATE 20 APRIL 2011
Private Bradley Manning, who is accused of providing documents to WikiLeaks, is being moved from a maximum-security military brig at the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia to a pre-trial facility in a new, medium-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.
We hope Bradley Manning’s conditions will significantly improve at Fort Leavenworth, but we will be watching how he is treated very closely. His conditions at Quantico have been a breach of international standards for humane treatment of an untried prisoner. Amnesty International has been raising the unacceptable conditions of Private Manning’s detention conditions with senior US officials throughout the year.
We believe sustained public pressure for the US government to uphold human rights in Bradley Manning’s case has contributed to this move. Thank you to all those who took our online action.