Video: Is suspect in Wikileaks case being mistreated?

Below is a statement provided to "Jansing and Co." by the Office of the Secretary of Defense in reference to Glenn Greenwald's Salon column:

The most recent posting by Mr Greenwald seems to focus almost exclusively on DOJ, so it would be most appropriate for DOJ to comment. However, the posting did refer to inhumane treatment of PFC Bradley Manning, which was also a focus of previous postings. These postings are inaccurate, and Marine Corps Base Quantico was provided Mr Greenwald the correct information. These two links show very detailed responses that Quantico provided:

With regard to Manning, he was charged on July 5 with four specifications under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for violating Army Regulation 25-2 (Information Assurance Policy), and eight specifications under Article 134 for violating federal statutes related to the receipt of classified information (18 U.S.C. 793) and wrongful access of a government computer (18 U.S.C. 1030).

He is now under the General Courts-Martial Convening Authority of Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, the commander of Military District of Washington. Manning will remain in pre-trial confinement as the Army continues its investigation. He is not in solitary confinement.

Major Chris Perrine, USMC
Public Affairs Officer
Defense Press Operations


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