The alleged Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning is in solitary confinement in the US under torture conditions. He has been charged with no crime but has remained in isolation for months on end. In the supposedly most democratic nation on earth.
Reading back over his online conversations with hacker Adrian Lamo from earlier in the year it’s clear Manning was deeply affected by what he saw as US crimes in the Middle East and beyond. And he wanted the world to know:
i want people to see the truth”¦ regardless of who they are”¦ because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.