Thursday, March 3, 2011

New charges filed in U.S. WikiLeaks case

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army notified the soldier who is a key suspect in the WikiLeaks case that he faces 22 new charges in the alleged downloading of secret information.

The most serious new charge against Pfc. Bradley Manning, a junior intelligence analyst suspected of leaking thousands of documents released by WikiLeaks, is aiding and giving intelligence to the enemy, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

In their notification Wednesday, Army prosecutors said Manning "wrongfully and wantonly" caused intelligence to be published on the Internet, knowing the material would be "accessible to the enemy."


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