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News in Brief

On 2 March, the US army filed 22 new charges against suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning. The charges include the death penalty charge of aiding the enemy, as well as theft of public property or records, computer fraud, transmitting defence information and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet knowing it would be accessible to the enemy. Bradley is being made to sleep naked each night and stand naked outside his cell each morning to receive his clothes. His lawyer claims this is to punish him for his response to warders suggesting that he was a possible suicide risk. He was reported as saying that if he wanted to harm himself he could do so with the elastic waistband of his underwear or with his flip-flops. Yet Bradley is not on suicide watch.