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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:22 PM

US army forced to release WikiLeaks case documents

Source: Agence France-Presse

US army forced to release WikiLeaks case documents
February 28, 2013 12:05 AM

FORT Meade, Maryland: The US Army published dozens of documents online Wednesday in the case of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, after media outlets and other groups had criticized a lack of transparency.

The move came in response to multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to the case against Manning, who stands accused of passing a trove of secret files to Julian Assange's anti-secrecy WikiLeaks website.

Among the organizations that demanded access to the pre-trial documents were The Washington Post, CNN and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which all said they had been prevented from informing the public about the case.

Such documents have been sealed based on requests either by the prosecution or defense lawyers in the case against Manning, which is being heard in a military court at Fort Meade, Maryland, north of the US capital Washington.


Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2013/Feb-28/208170-us-army-forced-to-release-wikileaks-case-documents.ashx#axzz2M8mIWADH

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
msanthrope Feb 2013 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:07 PM

1. Take a lookee at the draft plea deal----

https://www.rmda.army.mil/foia/FOIA_ReadingRoom/(a)(2)(D)%20-%20Records%20released%20to%20the%20public%20under%20t/PFC%20Bradley%20E.%20Manning/121128-Ruling%20Proposed%20Pleas%20and%20Max%20Pun%20(AE%20421)_Redacted.pdf (you have to cut and paste the link)

When I opined earlier in the week that Manning was delaying trial because pre-trial means medium security for him, and post means maximum security, I wasn't just making that up. He's agreed to a 16 year sentence outside the most serious charges...so every day he spent in medium security is one day less in max. A smart defense strategy.

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:56 AM

2. +a preview of things to come...

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