Putting an end to nine months of evaluation, Pfc. Bradley Manning has been ruled fit to stand trial by Army psychiatrists. The military has yet to set any date for hearings related to charges he was responsible for leaking documents to WikiLeaks.
The ruling came as no surprise, although there was some concern about Manning’s deteriorating condition due to his mistreatment at Quantico. The delays were largely related to the psychiatrists having to be cleared to have information on the case.
With the screening out of the way, Manning is also out of Quantico, and appears to be receiving much better treatment at the medium-security facility at Fort Leavenworth. Officials with the new prison say he will have the exact same treatment as everyone else awaiting trial.
If convicted, Manning could face life in prison. It is widely expected that he will be detained for quite some time longer before he actually sees a trial, however. His lawyers have also said it is possible all the charges may have to be dropped against him owing to his mistreatment at Quantico.
3 thoughts on “Army: Bradley Manning Fit to Stand Trial”
Let this man go free.., he have done nothing wrong.., on the contrary his been exposing the nature of the US militarism regimes and its brutality.., therefore it is not him who should be charged with any crime but those who started the war and those who ordered the atrocities’ to be continued.
Free Bradley Manning!
Arrest Donald Rumsfeld!
So he had enough "nude profiling" at Quantico? Or has he cracked and now "fit" to stand trial? I'd much prefer having 24/7 waterboarding…err… "enhanced interrogation" sessions administered to O, W, and their spear carrying bastards.
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