Wikileaks Traitor Bradley Manning Heads to Court – Enters No Plea
Traitor Bradley Manning was in court today. He entered no plea to the 22 charges against him including aiding the enemy.
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.”