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From: Joanne Joanne <summe...@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 2:52 AM
Subject: Wikileaks leak source imprisoned - Please read- Isolation is
in case this is of interest. I signed.
Subject: Isolation is torture
I just signed a letter to the Commanding Officer at Quantico Brig to end
inhumane conditions of Private Bradley Manning's detention as he awaits
Please join me in signing this important letter, and pass it on to your
friends and family when you're done:
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Hey Firedoglake Activist,
Bradley Manning spent his 23rd birthday on Friday completely isolated, just
as he has every day for the last 5 months months in his cell at the
Manning is the Marine Private accused of leaking classified documents to
Wikileaks. Since July, he has been held in cruel and inhumane conditions
like violent, dangerous criminals in a Supermax prison. He spends each day
completely isolated, with severe restrictions placed on basic activities
like sleep and exercise. Yet he has not been convicted of any crime.
The extreme isolation in which Manning has spent every day of the last 5
months is grueling. It's already taking its toll: Bradley Manning's
and mental health are suffering, according to his attorney and friend who
have seen him in prison.
Bradley Manning deserves humane treatment while he awaits trial. Can you
please add your name to our letter urging Commanding Officer of Quantico
Marine Corp Base to lift the heavy restrictions of Manning's detention?
Bradley's friend, David House, will deliver your letter to the Commanding
Officer at the Quantico Marine Base brig when he visits Bradley next month.
While Manning is held in "maximum custody," the military's most severe
detention policy, he is also under a longstanding "Prevention of Injury"
(POI) order that adds additional restrictions beyond those of other
prisoners. While POI orders typically last a week or two, Manning has been
held under a POI order for more than five months.
A day in the life of Bradley Manning is isolating, lonely, and frustrating.
- Manning stays in his cell for 23 hours a day
- Guards must check on him every 5 minutes, and he must respond each time
- He is not allowed to sleep between 5am and 8pm
- Substantive exercise is not allowed beyond walking, potentially in chains
- Communication with other people in the brig is banned, and he cannot
to people outside beyond the few a list approved by the brig commander; any
unapproved letters he receives are destroyed.
- He has not been allowed to read newspapers or watch international news
during TV time
- Comfortable sleep is impossible; he must surrender his clothes each
has only a heavy "suicide blanket" akin to an x-ray vest, and guards must
able to see his face at all times.
- A psychologist has said Manning isn't a danger to himself or others, and
the POI order is unnecessary. His lawyer has also been unable to remove the
POI order. But it is clear that Bradley Manning has been subjected to
inhumane, and unnecessary punishment, and it must stop now.
Stop the inhumane treatment of Bradley Manning. Please add your name to our
letter urging the Marine Commander in charge of Manning lift the
No matter what you think of Manning's alleged acts, there is no reason to
subject him to these extreme conditions. Thank you for standing up for
Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd
Vancouver, B.C. V6N3E5 CANADA
Seattle Exopolitics Examiner
From: "CAMPAIGN" <pe...@peaceinspace.org>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 12:06 AM
Subject: FYI: Wikileaks leak source imprisoned - Please read- Isolation is
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