WikiLeaks suspect files complaint over detention
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.