by John Glaser, November 14, 2011Accused of giving classified material to WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning has now been in pre-trial confinement for 560 days. He has been exposed to harsh conditions while in custody, including solitary confinement and forced nudity. Rights groups like Amnesty International and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture have drawn attention to Manning’s case and treatment – and the arrest of three activists protesting in support of Manning has drawn additional attention – but the U.S. government still has not set a date for Manning’s trial.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence. 6th Amendment of the US Constitution (in case you forgot or were wondering why some of us challenge the constitutionality of Manning's plight).