Accused “Wiki-leaker” faces potential death penalty

In a bit of stunning news for advocates of open government, the stakes have risen dramatically for Bradley Manning, accused by the US military of being the source of diplomatic cables leaked to the WikiLeaks whistle-blower site. Manning now faces 22 additional charges, including “aiding the enemy” — putting him at risk of the death penalty if convicted.

Manning hit with 22 additional criminal charges

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