Manning Seeks to Minimize Sentence Following Mistreatment While Emprisoned

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An Army private who has been implicated in the release of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the whistleblower site WikiLeaks claims he was tortured while being held awaiting trial, reports the Herald Sun.
The Herald Sun reports the leaker, Bradley Manning, obtained the cables while working as an intelligence analyst between 2009 and 2010 in Baghdad.
In March, Juan E. Mendez, a United Nations specialist on torture, presented a report to the UN's Human Rights Council that criticized the U.S. government for not allowing him to meet privately with Manning reports the Huffington Post.
Mendez told the Associated Press that while he never spoke with manning he was persuaded "that Pfc. Manning was subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment" that violated the UN Convention Against Torture.
Ultimately, Manning is expected to seek to have his charges dismissed, though at minimum his legal aid is pursuing a reduction of his sentence by approximately seven years reports the Herald Sun. The trial will be held Tuesday reports the Herald Sun.

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