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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:48 AM

1. Bradley Manning lawyer argues soldier's confinement was too harsh

Bradley Manning lawyer argues soldier's confinement was too harsh

... Pfc. Manning's defense team alleges he was improperly classified as a high security risk and as a risk to himself while confined at Quantico, which resulted in Manning being kept on 23-hour lockdown in a small cell. At one point, his clothes were taken from him at night ...

... before Manning entered the Quantico brig, another prisoner, Marine Captain Michael Webb, committed suicide while being held there. The defense's motion paints a picture of a base overly concerned about another suicide in the facility's brig, particularly with a prisoner as high profile as Manning.

On the witness stand today, the brig's commander maintained that Manning's classifications as a maximum security prisoner and as a risk to himself were both proper, citing erratic behavior such as licking his cell's bars and playing peek-a-boo with brig staff ...

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/27/15496946-bradley-manning-lawyer-argues-soldiers-confinement-was-too-harsh?lite

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