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WikiLeaks 'Most Wanted' List Admitted In Trial

3:59 PM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge is allowing prosecutors to argue an Army private used a most wanted list compiled by WikiLeaks as a guide for leaking classified information.

The "Most Wanted Leaks of 2009" was admitted as evidence Monday in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

The judge ruled the list is relevant to the government's most serious charge that Manning aided the enemy by causing intelligence to be published on the WikiLeaks website. Prosecutors are trying to prove the information Manning leaked helped al-Qaida.

The most wanted list included a request for documents about detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Manning has acknowledged sending WikiLeaks a file containing Guantanamo detainee records in March 2010.

He says he leaked the documents of his own accord and didn't consider them a national security risk.

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