Traitor Bradley Manning was in court today. He entered no plea to the 22 charges against him including aiding the enemy.
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The US Army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks has chosen not to enter a plea at the start of his court martial.
The 24-year-old was read the 22 charges against him at a hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland.
If found guilty of leaking and “aiding the enemy” he could face a life term.
Pte Manning, who was first arrested in May 2010, appeared for a pre-trial hearing in December, following which a court martial was recommended.
Thursday’s arraignment hearing offered the defendant his first opportunity to state his case personally.
As well as deferring a plea, he also passed on the opportunity to decide whether to be tried by a military jury or a single judge.
When asked if he understood his rights to counsel, Pte Manning told the judge: “Yes, your honour.”