[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez [official website] last week formally accused [text, PDF] the US government of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment towards Pfc. Bradly Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], the US soldier held in solitary confinement for nearly a year based on his alleged involvement in WikiLeaks [official website; JURIST news archive], the largest intelligence leak in US history. In assessing information that Manning was held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day...

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