A United Nations official says the U.S. is torturing Chelsea Manning with detention. Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, accused the U.S. of torture by holding Manning in “civil contempt” of court for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury


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TheHill— A United Nations official says the U.S. is torturing Chelsea Manning with detention, in a letter to the U.S. government released Tuesday.

NPR.org—Jailing And Fining Chelsea Manning Constitutes Torture, Top U.N. Official Says. Nils Melzer, the United Nations special rapporteur on torture, says detaining and fining Manning with the aim of coercing her to testify runs afoul of U.S. international human rights obligations.

Foreign Policy—The Trump administration is barring Iran’s top diplomat from entering the United States this week to address the United Nations Security Council about the U.S. assassination of Iran’s top military official in Baghdad, violating the terms of a 1947 headquarters agreement .. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had sought to give a speech condemning the U.S. assassination of Qassem Suleimani.

www.gizmodo.com.au—Chelsea Manning Responds After Top U.N. Official Labels Her Imprisonment 'Torture'. In her first public statement since a top United Nations official equated her imprisonment to torture, former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning reaffirmed her pledge to remain in jail rather than testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. More