Private Manning is in solitary confinement at the Marine Corps
brig in Quantico, Va. For one hour a day, he is allowed to walk
around a room in shackles. He is forced to remove all his clothes
every night. And every morning he is required to stand outside
his cell, naked, until he passes inspection and is given his
Military officials say, without explanation, that these
precautions are necessary to prevent Private Manning from injuring
himself. They have put him on “prevention of injury” watch,
yet his lawyers say there is no indication that he is suicidal and
the military has not placed him on a suicide watch.
Torture, pure and simple.