US media silent on re-jailing of Chelsea Manning


US media silent on re-jailing of Chelsea Manning

Genevieve Leigh

21 May 2019

Imagine the following scenario:

A dissident soldier in Iran, Venezuela, China or Russia leaks classified information on war crimes committed by his or her government, including video footage of soldiers mowing down innocent civilians, secret cables revealing plots to subvert governments around the world, and reports of suspects being indefinitely held and tortured in notorious prisons.

The soldier is identified and, before even being brought to trial, thrown into a military prison and held under horrific conditions for seven years, including many months of solitary confinement and periods of forced nakedness. On two occasions the soldier, subjected to treatment that amounts to torture according to international human rights organizations, attempts suicide.

Convicted and given a savage sentence of 35 years in prison, the

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