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Manning cries unfair over his WikiLeaks detention


Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Maryland on June 25. On Tuesday, the alleged WikiLeaks whistle-blower argued his detention is cruel and unusual punishment, thus eliminating the national security breach charges against him. Photo Credit:AP/Patrick Semansky
An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he was already punished enough when he was locked up alone in a small cell and forced to sleep naked for several nights.
Manning cries unfair over his WikiLeaks detention
A pretrial hearing began Tuesday in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army private charged with spilling U.S. secrets to the website WikiLeaks. ...

Judges can dismiss all charges if pretrial punishment is particularly egregious, but that rarely happens. The usual remedy is credit at sentencing for time served, said Lisa M. Windsor, a retired Army colonel and former Army judge advocate now in private practice in Washington.

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