Bradley Manning wants counts dismissed
25 May 2012, 09:36
Hagerstown - Bradley Manning, the US Army soldier
charged in a massive leak of government secrets to the website WikiLeaks
wants 10 of the 22 counts he faces dismissed.
defence lawyer posted the motions on his website on Wednesday night. A
military judge will hear oral arguments at a pre-trial hearing starting
on 6 June at Fort Meade in Maryland.
Manning says eight of the counts are unconstitutionally vague. He says two others fail to state a prosecutable offense.
faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted of the most
serious charge - aiding the enemy. He is being held at the military
prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
He allegedly sent WikiLeaks
hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs
downloaded from government computers.