A US army officer has ordered a court martial for Bradley Manning, the soldier charged in the biggest leak of classified information in American history.
Military district of Washington commander Major General Michael Linnington referred all charges against Manning to a general court martial on Friday, the army said in a statement.
The referral means Manning, 24, will stand trial for allegedly giving more than 700,000 secret US documents and a classified combat video to WikiLeaks for publication. He faces 22 counts, including aiding the enemy, and could be imprisoned for life if convicted of that charge.
A judge yet to be appointed will set the trial date.
This was what I predicted at the end of the pretrial hearing. The future’s not looking so bright for PFC Manning.
Sweden was right to allow its public prosecutor to demand the arrest of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder wanted in connection with allegations including rape, the UK’s supreme court has been told.
The court heard that it was normal in Europe for prosecutors, rather than judges, to issue European arrest warrants.
The claim came on the second day of Assange’s two-day appeal to the highest court in the UK against being sent to Sweden to face allegations relating to sexual encounters he had with two women in Stockholm in August 2010.
A ruling is expected in a couple weeks. I will be really surprised if they don’t send his happy ass back to Skandiland to face the music.
It’s been over a year since Assange started fighting extradition.