TV News LIES

Thursday, Feb 11th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Military Bradley Manning lawyer: soldier's treatment a blemish on nation's history

Bradley Manning lawyer: soldier's treatment a blemish on nation's history

E-mail Print PDF

Bradley ManningDavid Coombs, the civilian lawyer representing Bradley Manning at his court martial for supplying WikiLeaks with a trove of US state secrets, has described the soldier's treatment in solitary confinement at Quantico marine base as criminal and a blot on the nation's history.

Making rare comments outside the courtroom, Coombs addressed an audience of Bradley Manning supporters in a Unitarian church in Washington on Monday night and lashed out at the military hierarchy for allowing the intelligence analyst to be subjected to nine months of harsh suicide prevention regime against the advice of doctors. "Brad's treatment at Quantico will forever be etched into our nation's history as a disgraceful moment in time," he said.

"Not only was it stupid and counter-productive, it was criminal. An entire group of individuals, who I have no doubt were honourable, chose to turn a blind eye to how he was being treated … They cared about something more: the media impact."

Coombs made his criticism in his first and what will probably his only speech in a civilian setting since he became Manning's lawyer two years ago. He explained to the audience that he has consciously avoided all public engagements and interviews with the press partly on Manning's instructions and partly because the soldier "deserved an attorney entirely focused on the courtroom".

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Pentagon won't demote Petraeus for sharing classified information

Petraeus will not be demotedRetired General David Petraeus will not be docked one star for his conviction on charges of...

New U.S Navy Ship Struggles in Test to Fend Off Attacking Boats

US Navy Ship StrugglesThe U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship struggled in drills at sea to fend off a swarm...

Pentagon’s Progressive Revolution Adds More Maternity Leave

Pentagon increases maternity leaveThe Pentagon announced Thursday a series of changes to its maternity policy, saying female troops could...

Pentagon in open brawl over spending priorities

Pentagon at odds over spending prioritiesA brawl has broken out at the top rungs of the Pentagon over how to prepare...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!