HAGERSTOWN, Maryland — The United Nations said Wednesday it is looking into a complaint that the Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks has been mistreated in custody.
The UN office for torture issues in Geneva said it received a complaint from one of Pfc. Bradley Manning's supporters alleging that conditions in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia, amount to torture. Visitors say he spends at least 23 hours a day alone in a cell.
The Pentagon has denied mistreating Manning. A Marine Corps spokesman says the military is keeping Manning safe, secure and ready for trial.