Germany's parliament says its human rights committee is protesting against the conditions in which a U.S. Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks is being detained.
A statement from parliament's lower house Wednesday said committee members appealed in a letter to President Barack Obama for him to ensure "humane" conditions for Pfc. Bradley Manning.
It says committee chairman Tom Koenigs wrote that his current detention conditions "are unnecessarily hard and have a penalizing character."
Manning is being held in solitary confinement in Quantico, Virginia, for all but an hour every day. He is stripped naked each night and given a suicide-proof smock to wear to bed. Amnesty International says the treatment may violate Manning's human rights.