Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bradley Manning Faces WikiLeaks Court Martial

The US Army has confirmed that Bradley Manning, the US soldier charged with passing thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks, will face court martial and the risk of life imprisonment.

In a statement the army said it had approved a recommendation that Private Manning be court-martialled for allegedly funnelling hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the whistle-blower site.

Prosecutors say WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange collaborated with the 24-year-old, who faces a total of 22 charges including "aiding the enemy".

The decision clears the way to set a court-martial date after sensitive documents were published on the internet. Read More