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Accused Wikileaks Leaker "Annoyed" at Solitary Confinement

Accused Wikileaks Leaker "Annoyed" at Solitary Confinement


U.S. Army private Bradley Manning, who is being detained in a military prison in Quantico, Va., after allegedly leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, is said to be "very annoyed" at the conditions of his confinement, which don't allow him access to a pillow, sheets, or exercise equipment.

Manning, who in an August profile in The New York Times said he felt his social life was defined by the need to remain closeted under "don't ask, don't tell," has yet to be convicted of a crime.

But as reported Wednesday, he is being held "under conditions that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of many nations, even torture."

"We were aware of those situations and we were hoping that they would improve without applying public pressure through the media," Jeff Paterson, who runs Manning's legal defense fund, told The Huffington Post. "His attorney and supporters were hoping that this could be taken care of through the appropriate channels."

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