Congressman requests visit with WikiLeaks suspect
Rep. Dennis Kucinich requested to see WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
February 4th, 2011
08:17 PM ET

Congressman requests visit with WikiLeaks suspect

A U.S. lawmaker said he requested Friday a visit with the Army solider accused of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.

"I am concerned about reports of his treatment while in custody that describe alarming abuses of his constitutional rights and his physical health," Rep. Dennis Kucinich said in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Kucinich, a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said in a statement that he wants an "explanation of reports that the Army ignored evidence of mental health problems of Pfc. (Bradley) Manning, and that he is being held in conditions that could contribute (to) a violation of the his Eighth Amendment right of protection from 'cruel and unusual' punishment."

He asked for a visit, he said, because as a member of the House committee, "It is my duty to conduct effective oversight."

The allegations of abuse gained more attention on Tuesday after a friend visited Manning at the U.S. Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia.

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  1. fineart

    Can we get the truth about George Bush, Cheney, Haliburton, and the rest of the phonies that got the US into this terrible situation in the middle east? Are they going to be tried for lying to Congress? What about the four thousand servicemen and women that were killed? Someone has to pay.

    February 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tomas

    Obama could pay for this torturing on his watch. " we are a nation that don't torture. Gitmo will be closedown in my first year in office" Barack Obama. A soldier who gave his life to honor and defend our great country is being traumatize psychologically for saving this nation's (if he did the deed) damaged image. What's going on here people?

    February 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. zion

    @Mee. Those stand by honorable man with big balls to right wrongs are maggots. We should be hung! What does all this turns u into, a great wise patriot? That pure done dumbness gives our fed the edge to get away with untold tragedies like 9 11 conspiracy and a war of 2mil deads sans justice. That woman gave a sad gift for a citizen right? Honor thy birth for once!

    February 6, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ****waldo****

    ****thomas hey. Are u happy that gb won or you don't care.

    February 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tomas

    @***WALDO***: WHEN PEOPLE ARE DYING AND THIS WORLD IS DOWNING ITSELF, LAST THING ARE WANA THINKS IS GB WINNING. ALBEIT, I TOOK A GOOD NOTE: WE CAN FIGHT FOR GLORY AND PRIDE WITHOUT KILLING. CONGRAT TO GB FANS AND WORRIORS FOR COMING ONTOP!

    February 7, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tomas

    @duke: it was said that only 1% of the wiki leaks came out so far. And look- revolutions on fire already for freedom and rights. What will happen when 10% comes out? I only pray you duke will have strength enough to hold yourself down from leading the masses to sweep and mob dc. U do your part and beg the sky does stay from falling flat sur nous!!! Smh

    February 7, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. chuck

    “Information is the currency of democracy.”

    Thomas Jefferson quote

    February 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
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