Tuesday 26 September 2017

Prosecution rests in Manning case

Army Pfc Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade (AP/Jose Luis Magana)
Army Pfc Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade (AP/Jose Luis Magana)

The prosecution has rested its case in the trial of US soldier Bradley Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

The government case rested after presenting evidence from 80 witnesses.

Prosecutors presented evidence that the former intelligence analyst used military computers in Iraq to download thousands of documents and battlefield video from a classified network.

Their evidence also suggested that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden saw some of the material WikiLeaks published.

Manning denies aiding the enemy, which carries a possible life sentence. He says he meant to expose wrongdoing by the military and US diplomats.

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