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US army whistleblower Private Bradley Manning, known for allegedly leaking embarrassing US cables to website WikiLeaks, is now claiming his treatment in a pre-trial military prison for nine months was extreme and harsh and warrants a complete dismissal of his case. Manning's defense also claims that his abusive treatment was directed from high up a chain of command.
On Friday, Manning's attorney David Coombs released a 110-page motion detailing the soldier's pretrial confinement conditions during the nine months in the Quantico, Va. military prison.
The motion claims that Manning was punished through "degradation and humiliation" including: