Bradley Manning is set to be moved to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the only maximum security prison for members of the military, and the home to the military’s Death Row. The Pentagon is expected to announce the move tomorrow.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday April 7, 2011 8:52 am|
Government officials and Quantico Marine base have blocked official visits to PFC. Bradley Manning by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Amnesty International, and the UN Special Rappateur on torture.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday March 22, 2011 9:17 am|
Watch this shocking video of dozens of Virginia State riot police using far excessive force against peaceful protestors at Quantico Marine Base rallying for humane treatment of Bradley Manning. Starting around 7 minutes into the video, you can see and hear Ret. Col. Ann Wright screaming in pain as police are putting on handcuffs,. One officer in particular crushes Col. Wright with his riot shield. Daniel Ellsberg goes to the ground before he is picked up and arrested.
|By: Michael Whitney Saturday March 19, 2011 10:46 am|
The director of operations at Quantico Marine Base issued a “threat advisory” last weekend in advance of tomorrow’s rally in support of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. Hundreds of people are scheduled for a peaceful protest at the base, including Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Here is the text of the advisory: Subject: Possible threat [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Friday March 4, 2011 10:31 am|
For the second night in a row, Pfc. Bradley Manning has been forced to strip naked in his cell and spent the night in humiliation in his cell at Quantico. Manning’s lawyer writes on his blog that Quantico’s new brig commander, CWO-2 Denise Barnes, directly made the decision to strip Manning without consulting the brig’s mental health specialists.
|By: Michael Whitney Monday January 31, 2011 3:30 pm|
David House spoke with Dylan Ratigan this afternoon about his visits this weekend with Bradley Manning at Quantico Marine Base.
As Jane wrote this morning, it was clear to David that Bradley’s spirits were down as a result of his solitary confinement, but Bradley was excited to discuss the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. David also revealed on MSNBC that while he meets with Bradley, there are three Marines standing behind Bradley who make their presence known. That’s in addition to electronic surveillance of the room, and presumably of every word spoken between Bradley and David.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 31, 2011 9:35 am|
David House was initially quite concerned about Manning’s state of mind, and felt he was beginning to exhibit some of the damaging symptoms of prolonged isolation including emotional withdrawal and impaired cognitive function. Bradley seemed slow to respond when they spoke, and could not process information as quickly as he normally did. Bradley became excited and engaged, however, when David mentioned the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday January 26, 2011 3:31 pm|
Manning’s attorney David Coombs has said that Manning is the only one in the Quantico brig who is on POI watch and MAX custody. But according to this DoD spokesman, everyone in the place is just like Bradley Manning, and would attempt to personally injure themselves if they weren’t being watched round the clock.
My god, no wonder they replaced the brig commander. The place is a disaster.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday January 26, 2011 11:40 am|
The Marines have replaced the commander in charge of the Quantico base detention facilities, where Bradley Manning has been held in severe isolation for more than seven months. Commander James Averhart, as commander of the Quantico brig, had authority over the conditions of Manning’s detention. Last week Averhart punished Bradley Manning, ignoring the advice of [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 25, 2011 10:50 am|
Last night anonymous military officials admitted to NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski that Quantico Brig Commander James Averhart placed Bradley Manning on suicide watch as a way to punish him for failure to obey an order.
The admission comes after Manning’s friend David House was detained by military police and prevented from visiting him at Quantico last weekend. Jake Tapper of ABC News asked Robert Gibbs about the incident yesterday during a White House press briefing, and if the administration is concerned about the way Manning is being treated. Gibbs referred him to “the authorities that are holding him [Manning].”