Lawyer: Manning's Hearing Set In WikiLeaks Case

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army intelligence analyst suspected of illegally passing government secrets to the WikiLeaks website will have a military hearing next month to determine whether he'll stand trial.

Civilian defense attorney David E. Coombs wrote in a blog post that Pfc. Bradley Manning's Article 32 hearing will begin Dec. 16 at Fort Meade near Baltimore. Shaunteh Kelly, a spokeswoman for the Army's Military District of Washington, confirmed the hearing Monday.

An Article 32 hearing is the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing. A presiding officer will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the government's case and make a recommendation on which charges should be forwarded to a general court-martial.

Manning is suspected of obtaining hundreds of thousands of classified and sensitive documents while serving in Iraq and providing them to the anti-secrecy website.

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  • by hmm on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    Treason is punishable by death, hang by his neck until dead! Better yet let him in to population in Leavenworth, they may be war criminals in there but they will gut this treasonous idiot alive and save us some tax dollars.
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