- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 22, 2010

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The United Nations says it is looking into a complaint that the Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks has been mistreated in custody.

The U.N. office for torture issues in Geneva said Wednesday it received a complaint from one of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s supporters alleging that conditions in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., amount to torture.

The Pentagon has denied mistreating Manning. And a Marine Corps spokesman says the military is keeping Manning safe, secure and ready for trial.

The U.N. could ask the United States to stop any violations it finds.


Manning supporters also are calling on the base commander to relax conditions that include confinement 23 hours a day in a one-person cell.