Manning refused to plead guilty in exchange for lesser sentence

August 23rd, 2013

Published on Russia Today RT, August 22, 2013 (Linked with our new blog: politics for the 99%).

Bradley Manning was offered and refused a deal from US military prosecutors that would have seen him serve a shorter sentence than the 35 years he was given Wednesday in exchange for a guilty plea. Manning’s lead defense attorney, David Coombs, announced during a press conference that an offer was previously on the table. “Part of that would be to cooperate in testifying, so obviously we didn’t do that,” he said. He refused to elaborate any further, citing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with government prosecutors … (full text).

Evergreen-Links: The video which Bradley Manning released to wikileaks, the reason for his imprisonnement, short version, 1.41 min, long vesion, 39.14 min; – Bradley Manning Heads for Trial – No One Charged for Murdered Civilians, 15.55 min, on TRNN, December 15, 2011.

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