Kucinich Demands a Visit With Pfc. Manning
Posted on Feb 5, 2011
In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has demanded an opportunity to meet with Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly passed documents to WikiLeaks, over concerns that Manning has been abused while in government custody. —JCL
A liberal congressman has demanded a chance to visit with accused secrets leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being held in US military custody.
“As you know, 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 (D-OH) wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates Friday.
He continued, “His care while in the custody of the Department of Defense is the responsibility of the U.S. Government and as a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform it is my duty to conduct effective oversight.”
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Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.