The third motion hearing in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who is being prosecuted by the US government for allegedly releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, commences today. It is taking place at Fort Meade in Maryland and is expected to last for three days. I’ll be live-blogging from the hearing.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 6, 2012 8:00 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 29, 2012 7:47 am|
The government continues to withhold evidence that Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, should be able to use to defend himself in court, according to his defense team.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 26, 2012 7:35 am|
The motion hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, is set to conclude today. A number of motions, such as one to dismiss all charges with prejudice and one to dismiss the “aiding the enemy” charge, have been litigated in open court at Fort Meade in Maryland.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 25, 2012 2:15 pm|
In deliberations over a defense motion to dismiss the “aiding the enemy” charge, the government argued that the “enemy” had gone regularly to a “specific website and Pfc. Bradley Manning knew the “enemy” would do this when he allegedly provided information to the website.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 25, 2012 11:20 am|
The Court ruled on several matters this morning. She denied the Defense motion to dismiss with prejudice and denied most of the defense requests for pre-trial discovery of military investigation information, but the FBI must disclose relevant materials it obtained during it’s investigation. A tentative trial date has now been set beginning September 21.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 25, 2012 9:20 am|
Legal proceedings in the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, resumed yesterday, with the defense arguing in the military court at Fort Meade that all charges should be dropped with prejudice. That occurred as the Court and the Prosecution continued to refuse to provide the defense (and the media) with access to documents and materials relevant to the charges.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 24, 2012 7:50 am|
Court will once again be in session at Fort Meade in Maryland as the long and drawn-out pre-trial process for the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks resumes. The hearing is expected to take three days, with the bulk of deliberations happening on the first two days. Kevin will be liveblogging from the scene.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 23, 2012 9:30 am|
In the face of refusal from the US government to be transparent, the defense counsel for Bradley Manning has made an attempt to share court filings with the press that are usually made available during most federal trials but have not been available to press. However, the filings the defense posted—mainly defense motions—include redactions requested by the government, minimizing the value of the published filings. The process has become even less transparent than military trials at Guantanamo.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 22, 2012 3:15 pm|
A letter calling on the judge presiding over the court martial proceedings of Pfc. Bradley Manning to grant the press and public access to records in the proceedings has been sent by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The Center, which represents WikiLeaks and the media organization’s publisher Julian Assange are troubled by the secrecy that has enshrouded the proceedings. They call upon the judge to institute more transparency to better ensure that the proceedings are fair.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday January 12, 2012 2:45 pm|
The charges against Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, are likely to proceed onto a court martial.
The investigative officer, Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, who presided over the Article 32 hearing in December, recommended all twenty-three charges, including the charge of “aiding the enemy,” which rests upon the government’s assertion that Manning knowingly provided intelligence to terrorist groups like Al Qaeda through WikiLeaks.