Bradley Manning, a US Army intelligence officer stationed in Kuwait, is being held in solitary confinement for allegedly leaking documents to WikiLeaks. The documents allegedly show US service personnel committing war crimes and officials covering them up.
His charges include improperly leaking classified information, disobeying an order, aiding the enemy and general misconduct.
The charge of aiding the enemy carries a death sentence.
Manning is being held at the Quantico Marine Basin in solitary confinement 23 hours a day and is barred from exercising. It has also recently been revealed that he is denied bed sheets and a pillow and is stripped of his clothing at night.
The alleged crimes by US forces that Manning revealed, which include murder of civilians (including children), rape and torture, have yet to be investigated properly and the suspects remain at large.
It seems in the US Armed Forces you are much better off committing a war crime than exposing one.