Friday, December 17, 2010

US military defends treatment of WikiLeaks suspect

US military defends treatment of WikiLeaks suspect [] WASHINGTON - THE US military on Friday said the army private suspected of passing secret documents to WikiLeaks is being treated humanely in prison, despite accusations of harsh conditions. Held at a military brig at the Quantico Marine base, Bradley Manning has been placed under a maximum security regimen because authorities see him as posing a risk to national security, said prison spokesman First Lieutenant Brian Villiard. 'Maximum custody detainees' include 'those whose escape would cause concern of a threat to life, property or national security,' Lt Villiard told AFP. 'What I will tell you is that he is not treated any differently than any other maximum confinement detainee,' he said.

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