United Nations Investigating Whether WikiLeaker Bradley Manning Is Being Tortured

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Following Glenn Greenwald‘s report at Salon last week that Pfc. Bradley Manning — the soldier accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks –  is being kept under conditions equivalent to torture the United Nations is investigating.The United Nations’ top anti-torture envoy is looking into a complaint that the Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks has been mistreated in custody, a spokesperson said Wednesday.

The office of Manfred Nowak, special rapporteur on torture in Geneva, received a complaint from one of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s supporters alleging conditions in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., amount to torture, said spokesperson Xabier Celaya. Visitors say he spends at least 23 hours a day alone in a cell.

The U.N. could ask the United States to stop any violations it finds.

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