Manning Accused of Aiding Al-Qaeda

Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES, Mar 16 — U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning is scheduled to appear in military court in Fort Meade, Maryland, today for a second day of hearings.

On Thursday, the military accused Manning of indirectly aiding al-Qaeda by leaking a trove of secret documents to the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

Meanwhile, a defense lawyer asked that all charges against Manning be dropped, saying the government had failed to turn over requested documents and information.

Manning faces 22 counts, including aiding the enemy, which could result in life imprisonment.