Defence rests in Manning case

2011-12-21 22:25
Fort Meade - The defence has rested in a hearing to determine whether the Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest leak of secrets in US history should be court-martialled.

Private first class Bradley Manning's lawyers called only two witnesses on Wednesday: A sergeant who saw one of Manning's fits of rage in Baghdad and a captain whom the young private served under in Iraq.

The hearing was recessed for closing arguments on Thursday.

Manning is accused of releasing a trove of classified military and diplomatic information to the WikiLeaks website. If court-martialled and found guilty of aiding the enemy, he could face up to a life sentence.

Read more on:    wikileaks  |  chelsea manning  |  us  |  espionage

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