Manning stated in court that he was never asked by the military to turn on Julian Assange, but Ratner says the techniques used on him were extremely unconventional in the Quantico brig, and he suspects that was the ultimate intent
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday December 1, 2012 10:00 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 26, 2012 3:30 pm|
In the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, the government presented a motion during court proceedings today to prevent the defense from discussing “harm” or lack of “harm” done by leaks in its case.
The government’s motion (which no member of the press will ever get to personally read because these proceedings do not have that kind of transparency) argued Judge Col. Denise Lind should not let the defense raise the issue of harm until the sentencing portion of the trial because “actual harm or damage” is “not relevant” and lack of harm is “not relevant to any defense available.”