Charges for leaks suspect

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

THE US Army said on Wed­nes­day it has filed 22 ad­di­tional charges against Pri­vate 1st Class Bradley E Man­ning, the sol­dier sus­pected of pro­vid­ing clas­si­fied gov­ern­ment doc­u­ments pub­lished by the Wik­iLeaks anti-se­crecy group.

Army of­fi­cials said the charges ac­cuse Man­ning of us­ing unau­tho­rised soft­ware on gov­ern­ment com­put­ers to ex­tract clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion, il­le­gally down­load it and trans­mit the data for pub­lic re­lease by what the Army termed ‘‘ the en­emy’’.

The charges fol­low seven months of Army in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Man­ning

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