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Manning wants charges dismissed in WikiLeaks case

US soldier Bradley Manning accused of leaking classified government information to whistleblower website WikiLeaks asks for his case's dismissal

AP , Tuesday 24 Apr 2012
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A US Army private accused of engineering the biggest leak of government secrets in US history is asking a military judge to dismiss all charges.

Oral arguments on Pfc. Bradley Manning's dismissal motion are scheduled at a pretrial hearing starting Tuesday in Maryland.

Manning is charged with causing hundreds of thousands of classified war documents and diplomatic cables to be published on the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. His trial hasn't been scheduled.

The defense says military prosecutors have failed in their duty to hand over a broad range of documents potentially helpful to the defense.

Rather than restart the discovery process that began two years ago, the defense is asking the judge to dismiss the case.

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