US Soldier's WikiLeaks Case Back in Military Court


FORT MEADE, Md. - The case of an Army private accused of leaking classified information is returning to a military courtroom.

A three-day pretrial hearing begins Tuesday for Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and war logs to the website WikiLeaks. That charge carries a possible life sentence.

The pretrial hearing takes place in Fort Meade, Md. Manning's lawyer is demanding that the government produce all emails related to Manning's pretrial detention at a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. He's since been moved to medium-security confinement at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

A military judge last month said Manning was largely barred from presenting evidence at his trial that the information he's accused of leaking did minimal harm to the U.S. government and foreign relations.

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