BERKELEY -- The Berkeley city council has approved a resolution calling for the "immediate end to the cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment" of an Army private accused of leaking classified documents.

The measure approved Tuesday night asks the U.S. government to improve the pre-trial confinement conditions of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is being held in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va.

Manning is suspected of leaking tens of thousands of classified government files to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

The Pentagon has denied mistreating Manning. A Marine Corps spokesman has said the military is keeping Manning safe, secure and ready for trial.

In December, the city council indefinitely postponed a vote to declare Manning a hero.



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