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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:36 PM

Bradley Manning trial delayed until June after sentence reduction granted

Source: The Guardian

Bradley Manning trial delayed until June after sentence reduction granted

Adam Gabbatt, Ed Pilkington and agencies
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 January 2013 18.45 GMT

A military judge has pushed back the trial of Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of being behind the WikiLeaks publication of state secrets.

Colonel Denise Lind, the judge presiding over Manning's court martial, has rescheduled the trial for June to allow extra time to deal with classified information. Manning had been due to be tried in March.

The private faces 22 charges, including "aiding the enemy" which carries a possible maximum sentence of life in military custody without any chance of parole.

On Tuesday Lind had awarded Manning a 112-day reduction in any eventual sentence, on the grounds that he was subjected to excessively harsh treatment in military detention.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/09/bradley-manning-trial-delayed

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