This morning saw a group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), representing the major European political parties, holding a joint press conference at which they raised their concerns about the conditions Bradley Manning has been held in since his arrest on 26 May 2010. The U.S. authorities have consistently refused requests by UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, to meet privately with Bradley Manning. The MEPs have expressed concerns that Bradley has been ‘imprisoned for an extended period in conditions of solitary confinement, nudity, sleep deprivation, and other psychological abuse’.
The enclosed clip is of today’s press conference. For further information there’s an article at the Guardian.