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5:20 The Guardian covers UN rep’s protest over not getting allowed to see Manning (see my links below), and Glenn Greenwald notes: "It’s quite telling how one has to go to a British newspaper to read about U.S. abuse of a U.S. servicemember: http://is.gd/AZhzPN ."
3:20 Folks, they’ve just now launched special one-day sale on my "Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences" e-book — just 99 cents for all electronic editions, Kindle, phones, iPad, PC, etc.
2:05 Update to below: UN guy now says he would "reluctantly" agree to a "monitored" visit with Manning although demands unmonitored.
1:00 (AP) " A U.N. torture investigator says he is frustrated at being denied an unmonitored visit to a U.S. Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks. Juan Mendez says the U.S. government "has not been receptive to a confidential meeting" with Pfc. Bradley Manning.
"Mendez said in a statement Monday that a monitored conversation would be counter to the practice of his U.N. mandate. Officials at the U.S. mission in Geneva said they weren’t immediately able to comment. Manning is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico, Virginia, for all but an hour every day." UPDATE: Fire Dog Lake launching protest drive, petition, about all of this, plus similar refusal to let Rep. Kucinich visit.