GI in WikiLeaks case presses US for documents

2:54 PM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army private charged in the biggest spillage of secrets in U.S. history is asking a military judge to suspend proceedings and make prosecutors share evidence with his defense team.

The court heard arguments Monday at a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade.

Manning's lawyers claim prosecutors are shirking their duty to share any evidence that would help the defense. They have asked the judge to suspend the proceedings for several weeks and order prosecutors to draft a statement detailing their efforts to meet that obligation.

Defense attorney David Coombs says the prosecution's failures have already affected Manning's right to a fair trial.

Manning is charged with aiding the enemy by giving hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic cables and war logs to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks.

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