WikiLeaks suspect hearing set for December 16
If convicted of all charges, Bradley Manning would face life in prison and a dishonorable discharge.
November 21st, 2011
03:17 PM ET

WikiLeaks suspect hearing set for December 16

The American soldier behind bars for more than 18 months, suspected of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, will go before a military panel on December 16, according to a U.S. military release.

The military made the announcement Monday afternoon regarding Pfc. Bradley Manning. The hearing will happen at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. placed a call to Manning's attorney, who was not immediately available for comment.

Manning is charged with aiding the enemy, wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet knowing that it is accessible to the enemy, theft of property or records, transmitting defense information, fraud and related activity in connection with computers and violating Army regulations, according to the military.

If convicted of all charges, he would face life in prison and a dishonorable discharge.

In February, a friend of Manning's told reporters that the soldier, who was 23 when he was arrested in 2010, was deteriorating mentally and physically from his imprisonment. Manning was initially held at the Marine brig in Quantico, Virginia, but has since been transferred to the prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

Last month, WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange was ordered extradited from England to Sweden to face charges related to a sex crime investigation unrelated to WikiLeaks. But Assange's extradition is significant in the WikiLeaks story because many say that if he is behind bars, WikiLeaks will not be able to continue.

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  1. Roadsniper

    So nbow that you have that knowledge, than he should pay the price for leaking that imfo? It goes to leeintulsa, is the perfect example of some to sacrifice five people to get what you want, is it not true?

    November 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Roadsniper

    A lot of people in this world are puppets to witchs at black masses, especially when the generals gather in there masses, war pigs are in the same category as civillian war supporters .its atrocios that people can throw stones when they throw stones at each other. At least this man was brave enough to throw bullets at the enemy. Unlike you civies who back stab your own population, love ones , children ,but in that case its ok, or to you its a different story. Or maybe at tge end of every day of your life you wonder why you hurt the people that you have hurt your whole life!!!!! So come back on ok?

    November 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Roadsniper

    I aee im wasting my time talking to a bag of blood!!! Or should a call it a breeder ? You need to go through a hell of a lot more in life before you become perfect, i hope to god that you never get that far . But i have the utmost respect for thia man , i hope you spo in the brain so for now goodbye!

    November 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ummm....

    Nobody knows w t f you are talking about roadsniper....

    November 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    C'est quoi ce bordel?

    November 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    @ banasy
    you have a point their regarding this soldier's solitary confinement .

    November 21, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dana

    I wonder if he will be able to claim PTSD since jail is no holiday?

    November 22, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. larck

    Register with our upcoming demonstration and be amazed by what you see, and realized that you too can do this with some practice with your part. Gold trading academy.

    November 22, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Donald in CA

    Being ex-military i dont give a crap about this guy. Let the right wingers save him.

    November 22, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    At least they use a nice pic of him.. No nolte or.. Blast.. That terrorist.. Well, no nick nolte moment

    November 22, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. B W Styles

    Does this guy have a legal defense fund?

    November 22, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. The Truth Shall set you Free

    Only willful liars speak-out about truth being learned.

    November 22, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  13. War time?

    Odd how people confuse wars on foreign nations with decade-long occupations of them.

    November 22, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Ted Kaczinsky?
    (Or however it's spelled!)

    November 22, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      I was thinkin the hairy taliban dude.. Kalid sheik muhammad, i think.. Or zackaria?

      November 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      DOH! Not zakaria.. Lol

      November 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    I was thinking more a lá Nick Nolte-type mug shot, hence Crazy Kaz.

    November 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
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