Manning is accused of sending thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks in order to embarrass the government--the documents alleged to have been leaked embarrassed State Department officials for thing said about foreign heads of state and other classified documents.
There are charges that Manning has been held and tortured or at least humiliated during his imprisonment without trial at the Marine Brig.
Kucinich has sought unsuccessfully to visit Manning in prison and has been working with Manning's lawyer who has sought to get the soldier better treatment. Reports have leaked that the soldier had been ordered to stand at attention while naked during his incarceration, a disturbing report about military practice against some prisoners.
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