The Guardian reports that Juan Mendez, special rapporteur on torture for the United Nations, has “formally accused the US government of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment towards Bradley Manning, the US soldier who was held in solitary confinement for almost a year on suspicion of being the source.

“The special rapporteur concludes that imposing seriously punitive conditions of detention on someone who has not been found guilty of any crime is a violation of his right to physical and psychological integrity as well as of his presumption of innocence.”

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UN torture investigator: US gov’s treatment of accused Wikileaks source Manning “cruel and inhuman”