Using the information PFC Bradley Manning allegedly revealed, media outlets have published thousands of stories, detailing countless attempts by governments around the world -- including our own -- to illegally conceal evidence of human rights abuses.
According to the President, “employees with the courage to report wrongdoing are a government’s best defense against waste, fraud and abuse.”
It appears that PFC Manning acted on his conscience, at great personal risk, to answer the President’s call.
However, he has been subjected to extreme confinement conditions that US legal scholars have said may amount to torture.
Therefore, we also ask the Obama administration to stop blocking the UN's chief torture investigator, Juan Mendez, from conducting an official visit with PFC Manning.
Response to Petition
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