Manning still faces aiding the enemy charge, judge rejects motion

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FORT MEADE, Md. (CNN)- A military judge presiding over the court-martial of an Oklahoma soldier has denied two motions by the defense that would throw out the most serious charge against their client.

A judge denied the request by Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense attorneys to throw out the charge of aiding the enemy.

He faces a series of charges after he allegedly turned over 700,000 military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

U.S. officials added the aiding the enemy charge after learning that some of the material was read by Osama bin Laden.

If convicted of aiding the enemy, Manning could face life in prison.