UN Torture Rapporteur Accuses US of Torturing Chelsea Manning

By Danny C. | DCPeriodical | 12/31/19 |

UN special rapporteur on torture, Nilz Melzer, who recently pled with Britain over the current torture of journalist Julian Assange, has now written a letter to US Government accusing them of torturing former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

As The Hill reports:

Melzer says in the letter that the former Army intelligence analyst is being subjected to “an open-ended, progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

After serving years of a seven-year sentence in prison being tortured for leaking official documents that exposed US war crimes through Wikileaks — documents which made Wikileaks known worldwide — Manning was released after President Obama commuted her sentence.

She was arrested again in May of 2019 for refusing to testify in the current US case against Assange that alleges he helped her hack into official US servers to steal classified documents. Many experts feel this and Assange’s other charges out of the the US are bogus allegations being used as excuses to settle the score for humiliating the nation’s establishment by exposing their crimes.

Since Manning’s most recent arrest, she has been charged thousands of dollars a week for her resistance to speaking with the Grand Jury.

On May 16, Judge Anthony Trenga held Manning in civil contempt and ordered her to be sent back to the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria. The court also imposed a fine of $500 per day after 30 days, and then a fine of $1000 per day after 60 days


I’m his letter to the US, Melzer stressed he is ‘concerned about the alleged “coercive measures” used against Manning because of her “previous conviction and ill-treatment in detention,”‘ as the Hill reported earlier today.

He warned that Manning’s detention could cause post-traumatic symptoms and other severe mental and physical consequences. 

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