Tag: contempt

  • Rapporteur on Torture to Common Law: Drop Dead

    The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Nils Melzer, has sent a letter to the US government asserting that the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify before a grand jury is “torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” When I first learned […]