Amnesty's UK director, Kate Allen, said: "His Welsh parentage means the UK government should demand his 'maximum custody' status does not impair his ability to defend himself, and we would also like to see Foreign Office officials visiting him just as they would any other British person detained overseas and potentially facing trial on very serious charges."
The response from UK authorities:
"So far, however, Manning's British status has not impinged itself upon the UK authorities. The British embassy in Washington said it had not received any requests to visit Manning in jail. 'It hasn't crossed our path yet,' an official said."
"Oh what wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face..." -- a prisoner in "Life of Brian"