Skip to comments.'Wikileaks' soldier Bradley Manning moved to new prison [busting rocks @ Fort Leavenworth.......]
Posted on 04/19/2011 3:52:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
'Wikileaks' soldier Bradley Manning moved to new prison
The US soldier accused of leaking a trove of secret government documents later published by the Wikileaks website is to be moved to a military prison in Kansas, officials have said.
Pte First Class Bradley Manning has been held pending court martial at a Marine Corps base in Virginia.
His transfer comes amid international criticism of his treatment.
His supporters say he has been confined to a cell for 23 hours a day and forced regularly to undress. Suspect's 'best interest'
At a press conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday, defence department general counsel Jeh Johnson said Pte Manning would be moved imminently to a new pre-trial jail at Fort Leavenworth, in the state of Kansas.
Mr Johnson and other military officials said the Fort Leavenworth jail - which was opened in January - was better equipped to handle long-term pre-trial stays then the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia.
Among other things, the Fort Leavenworth jail has better mental health support, officials said.
"We have assessed this is in Pte Manning's best interest to move him at this juncture in the case," Mr Johnson said.
"All things considered, we concluded that going forward this is the best facility for him."
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And this important WHY?..
Only one country on this planet follows Geneva rules of conduct..
Busting Rocks in the hot sun...I fought the Law and the Law won......
>Among other things, the Fort Leavenworth jail has better mental health support, officials said.
No, NO NO...I want this POS to eventually hang himself.
I support shooting traitors!
I think he should be accorded due process, humane treatment, and... what was that other thing... oh yeah - given a TRIAL.
2nd: Punishment (but only if convicted)
You see, the REASON he's a bastard is because he apparently betrayed his country. And the reason that MAKES him a bastard is because his country protects Due Process.
So, if you're willing to violate due process against him, why exactly are you angry with him? YOU'RE doing the same thing you're accuse HIM of doing - violating the meaning and purpose of your country.
“Busting rocks at Leavinworth” (chuckle)
Some of us hold our soldiers to a higher standard.
He's presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law - which this is not.
This is supposed to be a family friendly site. Let's hold the comments on his anatomy.
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