Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense’s motion to dismiss today during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade in the court-martial of Manning.
That ruling means that the pretrial hearing will continue. It’s currently scheduled to run through Thursday.
The defense has also filed a separate motion seeking dismissal of the most egregious charge, aiding the enemy, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Lind has tentatively scheduled the trial to go from September 21 through October 12.
Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks.
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- Ruling expected on WikiLeaks charges dismissal request (ctv.ca)
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- Bradley Manning lawyer says military ‘mishandled’ case as hearings continue (rawstory.com)
- Bradley Manning switches lawyers (news.blogs.cnn.com)