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Manning Defense Calls for Dismissal of Charges over Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Detention

•, Common Dreams staff
 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:

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