TV News LIES

Friday, May 25th

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...


U.S. troops guarding nuclear weapons were taking LSD, records show

Troops guarding nukes used LSD— One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted,...

Questions linger over deadly Niger mission

Questions linger about Niger raid Lawmakers and former defense officials are questioning why the Pentagon for months did not reveal the...

Millions of vets get VA-funded private-sector care through program set to run out of money

VA running out of moneyMore than a million veterans annually have come to rely on a Department of Veterans Affairs program...

Two Navy SEAL Leaders in Africa Booted After Sexual Misconduct Claims

2 Senior Special Forces suspended for misconductThe commander and the senior enlisted adviser of a US Navy SEAL Team deployed to Africa...
 
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!