Over the past few weeks, the defense has been working to facilitate an official visit for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Mr. Juan Mendez (the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture), and a representative from Amnesty International. Despite multiple inquires from the defense and the interested parties, the Quantico Brig and the Government have denied the requests for an “official visit.”
Reporter grills U.S. Department of State Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner during daily press briefing, pointing out the hypocrisy of the U.S. releasing their Human Rights report giving themselves a squeaky clean image, and at the same time denying the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur access to evaluate the condition of Pfc. Bradley Manning.
UN Human Rights Council representative Juan E. Méndez met with RT to examine the plight of Private Bradley Manning — the US soldier at the center of the WikiLeaks scandal.