Op-ed by US hiker jailed in iran: solitary confinement is torture

"You don’t have to beat someone to inflict pain and suffering; the psychological torture of prolonged solitary confinement leaves no marks, but its effects are severe and long-lasting." From a New York Times op-ed by Sarah Shourd, one of the three American hikers jailed by Iran. Bradley Manning, the young man the US believes gave secret documents to Wikileaks, was held by the US military in solitary confinement for eight months.

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