Defense rests in Wikileaks trial

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FORT MEADE, Md.– The defense has rested in the case of an Oklahoma Army private accused of leaking government documents and videos to a website.

Defense attorneys presented evidence from 10 witnesses this week, hoping to prove that the material Bradley Manning allegedly gave to Wikileaks was not a threat to national security.

Manning did not take the stand during this court-martial.

However, he testified during a pre-trial hearing in February.

Manning faces 21 charges, including aiding the enemy, which carries a possible life sentence.

Prosecutors say they plan to call rebuttal witnesses next week.

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