Julian Assange speaks about Manning case

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has spoken about the Bradley Manning case in an interview from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

In a combative interview with the BBC's Zeinab Badawi, Mr Assange said that Private Bradley Manning had been mistreated while in custody "in a manner that was akin to torture".

Private Manning is the US Army private charged over the biggest security breach in US history.

He is attempting to plead guilty to some charges of sending secret documents to Wikileaks.

But he is seeking to avoid trial for more serious crimes relating to the data breach to the whistle-blowing website.

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