How Does the US Treat Its Whistleblowers?

5 Dec 2012

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Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s pre-trial proceedings, which were intended to determine whether his treatment while in custody was too harsh, have been postponed. His defence team argues that his treatment amounts to torture. Al Jazeera's Inside Story examines Manning's case and how the US treats its whistleblowers. Manning is the man accused of the largest ever document leak in US history. He is suspected of leaking more than 250000 diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. He has been charged by a US military court of aiding the enemy as well as a variety of computer-related charges. His is the most high profile of the many prosecutions brought against whistle blowers under President Barack Obama.

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Editor’s Note: You might also be interested in Manning Testifies About His Torture; Was it Aimed at Turning Him on Assange? from the Real News Network and EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, Cypherpunks, Surveillance State from Democracy Now!

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