The prime suspect in the WikiLeaks case, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, is being mistreated in detention, his lawyer asserts.


has been behind bars since July at Marine Corps Base Quantico in

Virginia, charged with leaking classified government documents,

including a classified military video of an attack in Iraq that was

posted online by WikiLeaks.

The Army says Manning illegally

downloaded secret files from a government computer network while he was

serving as a low-level intelligence office at a small base in Iraq

between November 2009 and May 2010, when he was arrested.


lawyer, David Coombs, formally objected to Manning’s treatment, filing

an Article 138 complaint Wednesday, according to a posting on the

lawyer’s blog. Manning has been in solitary confinement and for part of

this week was again placed on suicide watch by the Quantico brig

commander, according to his lawyers.