Update 12/1/12: Conflicting stories given to Bradley, longest pretrial incarceration since Vietnam, more protest coverage

Drawing by Clark Stoeckley

Bradley Manning’s “guards and psychologist were feeding him conflicting information, which led him to become withdrawn—an emotional state that led to his continued “prevention of injury status” reports MotherJones.com. Further, while guards testified Bradley grew to be less communicative over his incarceration in solitary, they also testified that he acted in a normal manner, and that brief conversation was expected between detainees and guards. It leaves us to wonder why exactly those deciding to keep Bradley in Max Prevention of Injury status did so with the explanation he did not communicate enough. Expect more revelations about this conflict from tomorrow’s testimony when Master Sergeant Blenis is expected to testify. (Read more…)

“Manning has been in the dark for more than 900 days — with most of that time spent in solitary confinement. It is the longest pre-trial detention of a U.S. military soldier since the Vietnam War” writes Seamus McKiernan. He points out that the case thus far has not touched on the fact Bradley Manning is a whistleblower who did the right thing, and that Obama campaigned on a promise to protect such whistleblowers. He calls it a decade of denial, and argues that the need for transparency is greater than ever before. (Read more…)

“The repressive treatment of Bradley Manning is one of the disgraces of Obama’s first term, and highlights many of the dynamics shaping his presidency” writes Glenn Greenwald. Bradley’s treatment has been called “cruel, inhuman, and degrading” but Bradley’s recent testimony brings the abuse into new light. (Read more…)

View photos of protesters in Paris demonstrate November 27th, during Bradley Manning’s hearing addressing unlawful pretrial punishment.

 

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