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Bradley Manning faces Dec. 16 military hearing in WikiLeaks case
Bradley Manning faces Dec. 16 military hearing in WikiLeaks case

Lawyers for imprisoned U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning plan to call up to 50 witnesses at a pretrial military hearing next month that is expected to air much of the government's evidence for charges that Manning illegally provided hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. The preliminary hearing, scheduled to begin Dec. 16 at Fort Meade, Md., will mark Manning's first appearance in a courtroom since he was arrested in Iraq in May 2010. The hearing could last up to five days. If allowed to testify, some defense witnesses would speak to the role that government whistle blowers have played to expose wrongdoing, Jeff Paterson, one of the organizers of the...

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