Report: Army to Disclose Evidence Against Bradley Manning

Army Spokeswoman: 'Putting Finishing Touches on Our Media Plan'

The US Army will soon hold some form of hearing which will disclose the evidence the US government has collected against Bradley Manning in the year and a half since his detention began.

The Army spokeswoman said that the military is “putting our finishing touches on our media plan for it,” and that the press would be allowed to hear the evidence against the whistleblower.

“Because the case involves computers that makes it a very complex case,” she warned, so it is unclear how much longer the “media plan” is going to take for them to put together. Manning was arrested in May 2010 and has been held under extremely controversial circumstances pending a military trial over allegations that he mishandled classified documents, which he is believed to have given to WikiLeaks.

The hearing will be the first time any actual evidence is presented against Manning, with most public releases about him centering around his alleged “outsider” status during his time in the military. Some politicians, including former Governor Mike Huckabee, have demanded his execution.

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