Civil Liberties

Manning Lawyers Motion to Dismiss: Claim Unparalleled Pre-Trial Abuse

The buck private is accused of being the source of multiple Wikileaks leaks, including the State Department document dump


 The suspected source of the biggest leak in U.S. history faced unparalleled pretrial abuse on orders from a three-star general, attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning said in a blistering motion to dismiss.
     "The defense does not believe that there has ever been such an egregious case of unlawful pretrial punishment in Army history," lead defense attorney David Coombs wrote. "This court needs to send a message that an unlawful order to keep a pretrial detainee in the equivalent of solitary confinement for almost nine months cannot—and will not—be tolerated."