A US military judge has denied a defence request to dismiss
the case against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning in
the mass disclosure of military and diplomatic secrets by
Manning's lawyers filed a motion to dismiss all charges
against him, arguing the government had violated their
client's right to a speedy trial.
Ruling at a pretrial hearing on Tuesday, military judge
Colonel Denise Lind said that the case took only 90 days to
come to trial, well within the 120 day "clock" rule that
exists for a court martial in reference to the time between
pretrial confinement and arraignment.
Manning is accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of
classified documents, including U.S. diplomatic cables and
various military reports. He has been jailed for over 1,000