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Bradley Manning trial ‘dangerous’ for civil liberties: experts

Soldier faces charge of ‘aiding the enemy’ by downloading and leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents The trial of Bradley Manning, the US soldier who leaked a trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks, could set an ominous precedent that will chill freedom of speech and turn the internet into a danger…

Bradley Manning facing possible 154-year jail sentence as trial begins

Three years after his arrest in Iraq for allegedly causing America’s worst ever national security breach, US Army private Bradley Manning finally goes on trial Monday over his disclosures to WikiLeaks. Manning, who faces a possible 154-year jail sentence, has offered to plead guilty to several offenses but he denies…

Bradley Manning trial to be closed for some testimony: judge

Some testimony in the espionage trial of a US soldier who passed secret files to WikiLeaks will be held behind closed doors to safeguard classified information, a US judge ruled Tuesday. Evidence from 24 witnesses, including some US ambassadors, will be given in closed session as requested by prosecutors in…

Pentagon forced to release documents on WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning

The US Army published dozens of documents online Wednesday in the case of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, after media outlets and other groups had criticized a lack of transparency. The move came in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to the case against Manning, who stands…

Bradley Manning: 1,000 days in detention and secrecy still reigns

The WikiLeaks suspect’s prosecution has been conducted with a complete absence of transparency – with worrying implications for free speech On Saturday Bradley Manning will mark his 1,000th day imprisoned without trial. In the course of those thousand days, from the moment he was formally put into pre-trial confinement on 19…

U.S. says Bradley Manning helped al Qaeda with leaks

FORT MEADE, Maryland — US soldier Bradley Manning aided Al-Qaeda by leaking troves of classified information to the secret-spilling website Wikileaks, military prosecutors said Thursday. Manning, who served as a low-ranking intelligence analyst in Iraq, has previously been charged with 22 counts, including aiding the enemy. During a pre-trial hearing,…

Manning to learn WikiLeaks court martial trial date

American soldier, Bradley Manning, could Thursday learn the date of his court martial on charges that he leaked secret military information to the website Wikileaks. Wearing a dark green uniform and flanked by two guards, the 24-year-old former intelligence analyst appeared in a court in Fort Meade, Maryland. “The judge…

Alleged WikiLeaks source Manning to be charged

Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of leaking a trove of secret military and diplomatic documents to the WikiLeaks website, was to be formally charged in a military court on Thursday. The 24-year-old will be charged with 22 counts — the most serious being aiding the enemy — in a…

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning arraignment for February 23

WASHINGTON — US Army Private Bradley Manning, accused of giving a trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks, is to be formally charged later this month ahead of a court-martial, the US Army said Thursday. Manning, 24, is accused of one of the most serious intelligence breaches in US history and…

WikiLeaks suspect ‘abused’ trust: U.S. Army prosecutors

FORT MEADE, Maryland — US Army prosecutors said Thursday that Private Bradley Manning “abused our trust” and should face a court-martial for one of the most serious intelligence breaches in US history. Defense attorneys argued meanwhile at the conclusion of a seven-day hearing that the charges against the 24-year-old soldier…

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