December 18, 2010

公電漏えい容疑者ブラッドリー・マニングの地獄:WikiLeak's Alleged Leaker Bradley Manning in Hellish Solitary Confinement

Bradley Manning, alleged leaker of secret government documents to WikiLeaks, turned 23 in jail Friday.  His attorney told Daily Beast's Denver Nicks that those are the books on his birthday and Christmas wish list;


Decision Points, by George W. Bush
Critique of Practical Reason, by Immanuel Kant
Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
Propaganda, by Edward Bernayse
The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins
A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel
On War by Gen. Carl von Clausewitz
- Bradley Manning's Prison Hell |- The Daily Beast

But his condition seems to be deteriorating.  As Salon's Glenn Greenwald reported on Wednesday, he's been sitting in a solitary confinement for seven straight months already.
Since his arrest in May, Manning has been a model detainee, without any episodes of violence or disciplinary problems.  He nonetheless was declared from the start to be a "Maximum Custody Detainee," the highest and most repressive level of military detention, which then became the basis for the series of inhumane measures imposed on him.

From the beginning of his detention, Manning has been held in intensive solitary confinement.  For 23 out of 24 hours every day - for seven straight months and counting -- he sits completely alone in his cell.  Even inside his cell, his activities are heavily restricted; he's barred even from exercising and is under constant surveillance to enforce those restrictions.  For reasons that appear completely punitive, he's being denied many of the most basic attributes of civilized imprisonment, including even a pillow or sheets for his bed (he is not and never has been on suicide watch).

[...]And as is true of many prisoners subjected to warped treatment of this sort, the brig's medical personnel now administer regular doses of anti-depressants to Manning to prevent his brain from snapping from the effects of this isolation.

- The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

On top of that, he's been held under Prevention of Injury (POI) watch. No means to kill himself. No exercise. Not even allowed to go insane. Ah...that's horrible... Why?

US authorities have stepped up their efforts to prosecute Julian Assange by offering Bradley Manning, the American soldier allegedly responsible for leaking hundreds of thousands of government documents, the possibility of a plea bargain if he names the Wiki-Leaks founder as a fellow conspirator. Freed on bail – but US steps up efforts to charge Assange with conspiracy - Americas, World - The Independent

There.  Maybe Manning is the only bargaining chip the US got for putting Julian Assange on criminal charge.


ウィキリークスに機密情報を漏えいした容疑で捕まったブラッドリー・マニング兵が昨日、独房で23回目の誕生日を迎えた。The Daily BeastのDenver Nicks記者が弁護士から聞いた話によると、クリスマスと誕生日のお祝いには以下の本を家族に買ってくれと頼んでいるそうだ。



Decision Points, by George W. Bush
Critique of Practical Reason, by Immanuel Kant
Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
Propaganda, by Edward Bernayse
The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins
A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
The Good Soldiers, by David Finkel
On War by Gen. Carl von Clausewitz
- Bradley Manning's Prison Hell |- The Daily Beast


だが、SalonのGlenn Greenwald記者が水曜伝えたところでは、現在拘留されているバージニア州クアンティコの米海軍ブリッグ(一時勾留場所)の環境は地獄らしい…。
5月に逮捕されてからのマニング兵は暴力・素行の問題もなく模範生だ。にも関わらず、彼は最初から、軍の勾留で最も抑圧レベルが高い「最大監視下の抑留者」と宣言され、その後もそれを根拠に一連の非人間的扱いを受けた。

始めからマニングは厳重警備の独房に隔離され、1日24時間のうち23時間 ―それも7ヶ月連続で、これを執筆している最中にも刻々と時間は積み重なっている― 独房に完全に独りで座る生活だ。自分の独房の中でさえ行動は厳重に制限されている。運動も禁止で、運動しないよう監視カメラが常時見張っている。そしてこれは懲罰以外の何ものでもないと思うのだが、普通の市民的扱いの禁固で認められているものの多くが否定されている。ベッドは枕もシーツもない。

[...]また、この種の扱いを受ける囚人の多くがそうであるように、このブリッグでも隔離の影響でマニングの脳がキレぬよう、医療班が定期的に抗うつ剤を投与している。 - The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

しかも「Prevention of Injury(POI)」監視下に置かれているので怪我もオチオチできない。自殺も運動も発狂もできない生き地獄…。まだ刑はひとつも確定してないのに酷い話である。ジュリアン・アサンジを刑事告訴するにはアサンジもリークに関与したというマニングの証言がどうしても必要だから(アサンジは否定してるので)、締め上げてるんだろか? 

The Independentが、「アサンジの指図でリークしたと証言したら司法交渉に応じてもいいと政府がマニングに働きかけてる」という噂を伝えた…。

In the video below, you can view the gate of the brig where Manning has been held.
拘留中のブリッグは以下動画に正門が写ってるよ。






[Salon, The Daily Beast, The Independent]

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