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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

United States Denies UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Access to Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning
The United States has repeatedly denied special investigator on torture Juan Méndez unmonitored and unsupervised access to Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning. That means that Méndez can only see the detainee with a guard present, and anything the prisoner says could be used against him.

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez
“I am deeply disappointed and frustrated by the prevarication of the US government with regards to my attempts to see Mr. Manning”, Méndez told The Guardian.

A senior United Nations representative on torture, Méndez, is acting on a complaint that the detainee is subjected to cruel, degrading and inhumane treatment, but so far due to the limited access he has been granted, the investigator has been unable to verify the allegations.

Bradley Manning, 23, is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret State Department cables, while he was stationed in Iraq. Those cables were later published online by the Wikileaks website. It is said that Manning is kept in solitary confinement 23 hours a day in a cell at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.

Private Bradley Manning in Iraq
A United Nations official on the mission of investigating torture should be given confidential and unmonitored visits with individuals who claim that their rights are being violated, and should get international access to prison facilities around the world so torture practices can be prevented.

with information from http://www.guardian.co.uk

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