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02/04/11 – Jane Hamsher – The Scott Horton Show

Jane Hamsher, founder and publisher of Firedoglake.com, discusses Bradley Manning’s mistreatment in military custody, where punitive restrictions are justified as “safety” measures necessary for mentally unstable prisoners – a practice reminiscent of Soviet gulags; how Wired’s infamous chat logs fail to make a Manning/Julian Assange connection – much to the disappointment of government prosecutors; the replacement of the Quantico Brig Commander who abused his authority by putting Manning on suicide watch as punishment; Manning’s excitement about the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia; and how custody “preventive” measures can cause the mental health problems they supposedly guard against.