Deb Vanpoolen, a member of Amnesty International – Southern Oregon Chapter, traveled to Ft. Meade, Maryland, where she is engaged in a 10 day fast in support of Bradley Manning’s human rights.
The US Military arrested Manning in May, 2010, for allegedly releasing classified documents to Wikileaks, including the military’s “Apache Helicopter Collateral Murder” video. Amnesty International believes that the US government violated Manning’s human rights, specifically the UN Rules for Treatment of Prisoners, by treating him in a degrading and punitive manner for the last one-and-a-half years, before providing him a pre-trial hearing last week.
Ms. Vanpoolen will be posting updates by commenting on this post. Others are invited to comment.