After increasing international outcry over the alleged treatment of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, the Pentagon is transferring him to a medium security facility at Forth Leavenworth, Kansas.
Manning’s move will limit access to his attorney, family, and friends, and does not guarantee better treatment.
This most likely was done to cover up his inhumane conditions at Quantico Bay, with the recent pressure by the U.N. and others demanding a visit with Manning.
Pfc. Bradley Manning has been transferred out of Quantico, where he spent the last nine months in solitary confinement, to the prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The Pentagon claims the move has nothing to do with the international criticism of Manning’s treatment but rather is a matter of policy, as Quantico is meant for short pre-trial stays, and Fort Leavenworth, is more suitable for Manning’s continued long stay, as he waits for trial. Kevin Zeese, co-founder of VotersforPeace.us weighs in.
Firedoglake.com‘s Jane Hamsher says that President Obama needs to explain inconsistencies in statements about Pfc. Bradley Manning’s treatment.
After being “stonewalled” in attempts to investigate PFC. Bradley Manning’s confinement conditions, Rep. Kucinich says of the Department of Defense, “I don’t believe anything they say when it comes to Bradley Manning.”
Dylan Ratigan discusses the recent moving of Bradley Manning with former State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley and Firedoglake‘s Jane Hamsher.