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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 08:32 PM

Bradley Manning trial date set for February 2013

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Source: The Guardian

A military judge presiding over the court martial of the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning has set the date for what is likely to be the biggest whistleblower trial in US history.

Judge Denise Lind set aside six weeks for the trial of the US soldier, between 4 February and 15 March. Manning faces 22 counts relating to charges that he leaked hundreds of thousands of secret US state documents, including war logs from Afghanistan and Iraq and diplomatic cables, to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

The trial start date looks likely to hold firm despite months of postponement. By February Manning would have been in custody for almost three years far longer than the 120-day period normally allowed under military rules between charges being preferred and the start of a trial.

The judge made her ruling at the end of a three-day pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade in Maryland, which was attended by Manning. The soldier, who worked as an intelligence analyst at forward operating base Hammer outside Baghdad, where he was arrested in May 2010, faces life in military custody.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/aug/30/bradley-manning-trial-date-set

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