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US: Alleged leaker Manning is a 'traitor'

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US: Alleged leaker Manning is a 'traitor'


Prosecutors have called a US soldier a “traitor” for allegedly leaking classified information on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

It is claimed that Bradley Manning released 700-thousand documents through the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy website.

Prosecutors have been making closing arguments at a court martial. Manning’s defence team are due to give their arguments on Friday.

The 25-year-old intelligence analyst was arrested in May 2010 while serving in Iraq.

“Manning had the general evil intent… he acted voluntarily and deliberately with his disclosures,” said Major Ashden Fein, the lead military prosecutor.

“He was not a whistle blower, he was a traitor,” he continued.

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