Skip to comments.Judge refuses to dismiss GI's WikiLeaks case
Posted on 04/25/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT by SmithL
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A military judge refused on Wednesday to throw out the charges against an Army private accused of providing reams of sensitive documents to Wikileaks in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.
Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion to dismiss all 22 charges during a pretrial hearing in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The ruling means the hearing that's mainly concerned with the exchange of evidence will continue. It's scheduled to run through Thursday.
The defense has filed a separate motion seeking dismissal of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. That offense carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Lind tentatively scheduled the trial to run from Sept. 21 through Oct. 12. Manning hasn't entered a plea to the charges.
Manning is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to Wikileaks, the anti-secrecy website run by Julian Assange.
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Why is this court martial taking so long? The politicians must have their grubby little hands all over it.
Too bad they can't hang the little faggot.
I concur. I a sane world, he’d already be worm food.
If this little basturd is found guilty he should be executed, barring that he should spend his remaining days in Leavenworth.
Manning was an intelligence specialist. The documents were not just “sensitive” but were classified. One of the first lessons learned in the military, especially for anyone in intel, is how to handle, store, and protect classified information. He knowingly released classified information to Wikileaks. Sounds like a pretty much open and shut case to me. I foresee this individual spending a long time in Leavonworth. And because of the nature of his crime, probably most will be spent in “protective custody.”
In the real world, we can hope that he ends up in Florence ADX.
Robert Hanssen might appreciate the company.
That is, if either one knew the other was there ...
Yep, that’s a real possibility.