From the Guardian:
The UN special rapporteur on torture has formally accused the US government of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment towards Bradley Manning, the US soldier who was held in solitary confinement for almost a year on suspicion of being the WikiLeaks source.
Juan Mendez has completed a 14-month investigation into the treatment of Manning since the soldier’s arrest at a US military base in May 2010. He concludes that the US military was at least culpable of cruel and inhumane treatment in keeping Manning locked up alone for 23 hours a day over an 11-month period in conditions that he also found might have constituted torture.
I don’t know what concerns me more:
A: Some poor security guard had to strip search Manning every day in order to prevent a suicide attempt.
B: A UN investigator burned 14 months looking into conditions of a 11 month solitary confinement.
On the plus side, the way things are going the UN will soon consider RoboCalls inhuman torture….