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David Frakt on Likelihood of Charges Being Dropped Against Soldier Accused in WikiLeaks Scandal

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December 4, 2012

Visiting Professor David J.R. Frakt commented on whether charges against U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, accused in May 2010 of handing over thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, could be dismissed as a result of harsh treatment during his confinement at Quantico. Manning testified for the first time during his pretrial hearing, and his defense is seeking either dismissal of all charges or a reduced sentence if he is convicted. “I think it's extremely unlikely that it will result in the dismissal of charges,” Frack said. “Particularly given the gravity of the charges.” The trial has since been delayed until March to allow more time for pretrial proceedings.

 

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