The defense in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who provided United States government documents to WikiLeaks, will begin its case today at Fort Meade in Maryland.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 1, 2013 10:20 am|
The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning continued today with military prosecutors coming ever closer to wrapping their case. The proceedings began with stipulations of fact and testimony being entered into the record that would advance the argument that Manning’s disclosures “aided the enemy” and he “wantonly” caused “to be published on the internet intelligence belonging to the United States government, having knowledge that intelligence published on the internet is accessible to the enemy.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday June 27, 2013 11:44 am|
The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning continued today with a ruling from the judge on whether certain pieces of information were admissible as fact in the trial. There were also eleven stipulated testimonies scheduled to be read into the record.
Judge Army Col. Denise Lind took judicial notice, which means she accepted as adjudicative fact that certain pieces of evidence were what the defense and prosecutors claimed they happened to be and that the pieces of evidence were relevant to charges Manning faces.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday June 10, 2013 1:05 pm|
The defense for Pfc. Bradley Manning indicated in a military court that ensuring crowd-funded stenographers had access to create an unofficial transcript of the trial, which would be made available to media outlets around the world, was something they supported.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday June 3, 2013 2:00 pm|
Today, The defense for PFC. Bradley Manning delivered its opening statement in his trial.
David Coombs, Manning’s defense lawyer, opened with an account of an incident that occurred in Iraq on December 24, 2009. An American military convoy was moving through and a vehicle with five civilians moved to the side of the road to get out of the way.
A roadside bomb went off and missed the convoy but injured all five civilians in the car. One civilian died en route to the hospital.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday June 2, 2013 4:00 pm|
On a hot summer day, hundreds of supporters of Pfc. Bradley Manning gathered outside the gates of Fort Meade in Maryland, where Manning’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 3. They came on Saturday from cities on the east coast and other parts of the United States to show their support for someone they consider to be not only a whistleblower but also a hero.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 21, 2013 1:05 pm|
The government had previously indicated it would present all evidence related to all charges, regardless of the fact that Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to some of the offenses he faced. But, in military court today, a military prosecutor informed the judge that the government would not be making a case that Manning committed the greater offense alleged in relation to the disclosure of a diplomatic cable from the US embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 21, 2013 7:35 am|
A final pretrial hearing in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held today at Fort Meade in Maryland. Decisions on how to handle testimony from classified witnesses during the trial, which begins on June 3, are expected.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 7, 2013 2:00 pm|
This week, another pretrial hearing is taking place at Fort Meade in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who the United States military is prosecuting for disclosing information to WikiLeaks. It begins today and will take place over a period of at least two days. Except, for this hearing, the public will only be able to witness the first hour or so of proceedings and then the rest of the pretrial hearing will be a closed session without the press or public present.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 10, 2013 4:17 pm|
Another pretrial motion hearing occurred in the court martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade today. During a recess in proceedings, a military legal matter expert opened a yellow envelope and pulled out physical copies of a ruling issued and read in court by the judge.