Citing unnamed government officials, the AP reports that Bradley Manning, the Army Private suspected of leaking classified government data to WikiLeaks, is being moved out of the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va.
The AP says Manning will be moved to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas:
The officials say an announcement that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning will be moved is expected Wednesday at the Pentagon. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the move has not yet been made public.
As we've reported, Manning's treatment at Quantico has come under international scrutiny: This month, 300 legal scholars from across the United States issued a letter calling U.S. treatment of Manning "illegal and immoral." Also earlier this month, a United Nations representative on torture issued a rare rebuke of the U.S. government for not allowing him an unsupervised visit with Manning.
Manning has also become a household name. In Time Magazine's 100 most influential people poll, Manning came in at No. 9. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange came in at No. 13. Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.