[JURIST] The US is violating UN laws governing torture investigations [press release] by insisting on monitoring conversations with an imprisoned army private, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez said Tuesday. Pfc. Bradley Manning [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] is accused of leaking a controversial classified video [YouTube video] of a 2007 US helicopter strike in Iraq and classified State Department [official website] documents on Wikileaks [website] last year. Manning was detained in pre-trial solitary confinement at Quantico Confinement Facility…

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