Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty To 11 Charges For Leaking Secrets To Wikileaks

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty To 10 Charges But Denies 'Aiding The Enemy' -- The Guardian

Soldier admits guilt in lesser crimes that carry up to 20 years in prison while denying most serious charges against him

Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to having been the source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, though he has denied the most serious charge against him that he "aided the enemy" that could see him languishing in military prison for the rest of his life.

Through his lawyer, David Coombs, the soldier pleaded guilty to 10 lesser charges that included possessing and wilfully communicating to an unauthorised person all the main elements of the WikiLeaks disclosure. That covered the so-called "collateral murder" video of an Apache helicopter attack in Iraq; some US diplomatic cables including one of the early WikiLeaks publications the Reykjavik cable; portions of the Iraq and Afghanistan warlogs, some of the files on detainees in Guantanamo; and two intelligence memos.

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More News On Wikileaks Leaker Bradley Manning

Manning pleads guilty to 11 charges (Live) -- CNN
Bradley Manning pleads guilty to misusing classified data in WikiLeaks case -- Reuters
Bradley Manning enters guilty pleas in WikiLeaks case -- CBS/AP
Pfc. Bradley Manning pleads guilty to misusing classified info in WikiLeaks case -- Washington Times
Bradley Manning offers pleas to judge in WikiLeaks case --Politico
Soldier says he sent files to WikiLeaks to enlighten public about US foreign, military policy -- Washington Post/AP
Pfc. Manning admits leaking classified material that 'upset' him to WikiLeaks -- CNN
Manning says he first tried to leak to Washington Post and New York Times -- The Guardian
Army Private Admits Giving Trove of Military Data to WikiLeaks -- New York Times
Bradley Manning says U.S. 'obsessed with killing' opponents -- L.A. Times
WikiLeaks: Manning says wanted 'public debate' on war -- AFP

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