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"Manning looked pale and nervous" - SVT Nyheter
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"Manning looked pale and nervous" - SVT Nyheter
"Manning looked pale and nervous"
SVT Nyheter, June 3, 2013

SVT in place a pale and nervous Bradley Manning arrived today for the first day of the trial that could end with that he may spend the rest of his life in prison.

Today began the trial of the American soldier Bradley Manning, who is suspected of the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history.

Manning, dressed in a black uniform, sat between his defense lawyers in military court in Maryland on Monday.

He is indicted on 22 counts of Forwarded 700,000 military and diplomatic documents to the website WikiLeaks, engaged to disclose confidential information.

SVT Stefan Åsberg was one of only ten journalists who got a place in the courtroom.

- Pale and nervous turned Manning if, time and again, to see who was in the courtroom. Two of his family members will be in place, says Stefan Åsberg.

Ville create debate
25-year-old Manning is in the interrogation said that he handed over the secret documents to generate debate in the U.S. about military and foreign policy in general.

Right: Soldiers guarding the door to the courtroom. Photo: Scanpix

- I take full responsibility for my actions. I felt that I did something that would give me a clear conscience, said Manning.

- The defense claims that Manning was certainly naive, but he wanted to touch the war right songs, says Stefan Åsberg.

The government's most serious charge against him is that he has helped the enemy, according to a spionerilag from 1917th He also is accused of having put American lives in danger.

The prosecutor wants to see life
By plead guilty to ten charges, including breaching military discipline and good behavior, he can get away with 20 years in prison. But if he is convicted of more serious charges he risks life imprisonment.

- The prosecutor painted a clear picture of Manning as a sharpened soldier who knew exactly what he was doing - provided terrorist organizations with important, confidential information. There is no doubt that the prosecutor wants to see life in prison, said Stefan Åsberg.

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