|dethalternate||Date: Friday, 19-July-2013, 3:23 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
A military judge has refused to dismiss the most serious charge against the Army private who gave reams of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The charge of aiding the enemy faced by Pfc Bradley Manning is punishable by up to life in prison without parole. Colonel Denise Lind, the judge in Manning's court-martial, on Thursday denied defence requests to drop that charge and a computer fraud charge, ruling that the government had presented some evidence to support each element of the charges. Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington DC.
Michael Ratner: Even though judge refused to grant defense motion to dismiss charges of aiding the enemy, Manning still could be found not guilty of that count.