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Wikileaker Bradley Manning Moved From Quantico Brig to Kansas Prison

The military intelligence officer accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to Julian Assange's Wikileaks has been moved from his cell in Quantico to one of the USA's toughest correctional facilities.

Manning, who may believe has been subjected to inhumane treatment since his incarceration, has been transported to the notorious Fort Leavenworth proison in Kansas.

At a press conference at the Pentagon yesterday, defence department general counsel Jeh Johnson said that Manning would be moved 'imminently' from solitary confinement at the military brig in Quantico, Virginia to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, saying: "Given the length of time he's been in pretrial confinement at Quantico... and given what the likely period of pretrial confinement in the future... we reached the judgment this would be the right facility for him."

WikiLeaks said in a post on micro-blogging site Twitter that the move offered no guarantee of better treatment for Manning, according to thinq_