Bradley Manning to Get 112 Whole Days Off for His Nine Months of Suffering

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Bradley Manning to Get 112 Whole Days Off for His Nine Months of Suffering
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Bradley Manning to Get 112 Whole Days Off for His Nine Months of Suffering

The controversial pretrial conditions offered by the U.S. military to WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning — like being held in a claustrophobic, windowless jail cell for 23 hours each day — will now amount to just a little over three months trimmed off any future sentence, a military judge ruled late Tuesday afternoon. "[Colonel Denise] Lind found that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. She awarded a total of 112 days off any prison sentence Manning gets if he is convicted," reported the Associated Press

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Manning appeared on the stand last November in his ongoing trial to tell a shudder-inducing story of making do in a tiny, 8-foot-by-8-foot jail cell for close to a year. "The judge said that Manning's confinement was 'more rigorous than necessary.' She added that the conditions 'became excessive in relation to legitimate government interests,'" the AP adds.

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