Chelsea Manning

Defense Seeks Dismissal of Some Bradley Manning Charges

Motion made over the weekend

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Lawyers for an Army private who gave reams of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks asked a court-martial judge to dismiss some of the charges against him.

Pfc. Bradley Manning's lawyers made the motion over the weekend, military spokeswoman Shaunteh Kelly said. Manning's trial entered its sixth week Monday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

Kelly said she did not know which charges the defense was seeking to dismiss. The four motions asked the judge to acquit Manning of some charges, she said.