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Bradley Manning wants counts dismissed

2012-05-24 22:28

Hagerstown - Bradley Manning, the US Army soldier charged in a massive leak of government secrets to the website WikiLeaks wants 10 of the 22 counts he faces dismissed.

Manning's civilian defence lawyer posted the motions on his website on Wednesday night. A military judge will hear oral arguments at a pre-trial hearing starting on 6 June at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Manning says eight of the counts are unconstitutionally vague. He says two others fail to state a prosecutable offense.
Manning faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge - aiding the enemy. He is being held at the military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

He allegedly sent WikiLeaks hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs downloaded from government computers.

Comments
  • Loo - 2012-05-25 14:55

    Lets face it .. this dude is going to eat and peel potatoes for quite a while. his numberplate making skills are also going to be improved somewhat I'm sure. Or maybe he should worry about taking a swim with Osama

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