Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army Private accused of leaking
classified documents to WikiLeaks, has never been convicted of that
crime, nor of any other crime. Despite that, he has been detained at
the U.S. Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia for five months -- and for
two months before that in a military jail in Kuwait -- under conditions
that constitute cruel and inhumane treatment and, by the standards of
many nations, even torture.