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Hamas prisoners stage hunger strike in Israeli jails

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — Hamas prisoners being held in Israeli jails on Monday began a hunger strike to protest after seven of their number were put in solitary confinement, a minister told AFP. Issa Qaraqa, the Palestinian minister for prisoner affairs, confirmed a 24-hour hunger strike had begun during the…

U.S. inmates’ 40 years in solitary must end: Amnesty

LONDON (AFP) – Two US prisoners who have been held in solitary confinement for nearly 40 years should have their isolation ended immediately, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Albert Woodfox, 64, and Herman Wallace, 69, have been held in solitary at Louisiana State Penitentiary ever since they were convicted of murdering…

US to move WikiLeaks suspect Manning to newer prison

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Bradley Manning, a US soldier held for allegedly passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, is being transferred to a new prison facility after intense criticism of the conditions of his detention. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced his imminent transfer to a Kansas military facility it said was better-suited…

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning being moved to Kansas jail‎

WASHINGTON – Bradley Manning, a US serviceman being held for allegedly passing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will be transferred to a military facility in Kansas, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The move comes after intense criticism of Manning’s detention conditions in Quantico, Virginia. “At this juncture of the case we…

Treatment of accused WikiLeaks source ‘cruel and unusual’: ACLU

In a letter sent to Defense Secretary Robert Gates today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said the Department of Defense’s treatment of 23-year-old Pfc. Bradley Manning was a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution. Manning faces numerous charges for stealing classified files and is suspected as the source of…

Kucinich demands visit with accused Wikileaks source

A liberal congressman has demanded a chance to visit with accused secrets leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being held in US military custody. “As you know, I am concerned about reports of his treatment while in custody that describe alarming abuses of his constitutional rights and his physical health,”…

Amnesty International condemns ‘inhumane’ treatment of Bradley Manning

The international human rights group Amnesty International has sent a letter to US Defence Secretary Robert Gates calling for the “inhumane” conditions of US army private Bradley Manning to be reviewed. Twenty-three year old Manning, who is accused of leaking information to WikiLeaks, has been held in a solitary cell…

Bradley Manning contradicts official accounts of his confinement

In a recent interview, the soldier accused of leaking documents to secrets website WikiLeaks disputed an official account of the conditions of his confinement. US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning told Firedoglake’s David House that claims that he is allowed exercise, proper bedding and access to news are simply…

Supporters liken Bradley Manning’s detention to torture

Next House intel chairman calls for Manning’s execution The soldier accused of leaking secret US documents to secrets outlet WikiLeaks is being held in conditions that could amount to torture, his supporters say. US Army Private Bradley Manning has been detained in solitary confinement since May, when charges were brought…

G20 protester barred from speaking to press as condition of bail

A man accused of having incited violent protests at the G20 economic summit in Toronto last June has been subjected to what his lawyer describes as “staggering” bail conditions. Not only is he forbidden to attend any public event that expresses political views but he is not even allowed to…

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