Bradley Manning's pre-trial hearing concludes, defense lawyer says he was treated like a 'zoo animal'
- Year: 2012
- Length: 7:01 minutes (3.21 MB)
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Private Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing finished this week in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning is charged with allegedly leaking thousands of classified documents while working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. He’s been in detention without trial for two and a half years. This pre-trial hearing was an attempt by Manning’s defense team to get the charges against him dismissed or reduced because of the way he’s been treated in detention. Manning had been held on prevention of injury status because, the military says, he was at risk of suicide. He was placed in solitary confinement, stripped to his underwear and according to his lawyer, treated like a ‘zoo animal.’ For more we spoke again with Kevin Gosztola, co- author of ‘Truth & Consequences: The U.S. vs. Bradley Manning.’ Kevin attended the hearing.