We have just received the following press release from Ann Clwyd MP, whose action at the Parliamentary level has done much to make US Government action on the conditions of Bradley Manning’s confinement unavoidable:
“I am pleased that the campaign to draw attention to the appalling detention treatment of Bradley Manning appears to be having some results, in that he is to be moved to another prison which the US Department of Defense claims will provide better conditions.
“Campaigners in the US and the UK, however, will continue their support for Bradley, since his imprisonment at the Quantico Marine Base has not, according to his lawyer, been “in compliance with legal and regulatory standards in all respects”, as was claimed by the US Department of Defense in their press briefing.
“I am in close contact with Bradley’s mother and family in Wales and they have many concerns about his welfare. I share their concerns.”
Rt Hon Ann Clwyd MP
Member of Parliament for the Cynon Valley
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights