(WASHINGTON) -- How is alleged Wiki-leaker Bradley Manning being treated in the Marines brig at Quantico? That’s what Representative Dennis Kucinich wants to know. The Ohio democrat has fired off a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking to visit the Private who is suspected of leaking thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks.
There have been media reports that Manning is being held in solitary confinement. Kucinich, who has already asked if the military may have missed mental health issues with Private Manning, now wants a personal visit to see the solider is being treated properly. In his letter, dated for Friday, Feb. 4, Kucinich tells Gates that reports describe Manning’s treatment while in custody as “alarming abuses of his constitutional rights and his physical health.”
Kucinich is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
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