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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, centre, is pictured in December, 2011. Manning goes on trial June 3, 2013, more than three years after he was arrested in Iraq and charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. (BENJAMIN MYERS/REUTERS)
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, centre, is pictured in December, 2011. Manning goes on trial June 3, 2013, more than three years after he was arrested in Iraq and charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. (BENJAMIN MYERS/REUTERS)

the trial by the numbers

Breaking down the numbers behind Bradley Manning’s trial Add to ...

700,000

The number of documents – including battlefield reports from Iraq and Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay detainee assessments, diplomatic cables and a combat video – released by Private Bradley Manning in the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

140

The number of prosecution witnesses scheduled to give evidence in the case against Pte. Manning, who faces 21 counts relating to the transmission of the documents to WikiLeaks. The trial is expected to last as long as three months.

30 per cent

As much of the evidence is classified, about 30 per cent of the trial is likely to be closed to the public and media. At least one witness, a member of the Navy Seal team that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011, is expected to testify in closed court and in disguise.

6

The number of prosecutions of leakers since President Barack Obama took office. That is more than in all other presidencies combined. Earlier this year, Pte. Manning pleaded guilty to some charges related to leaks, but not to the most serious charge of “aiding the enemy.”

$1.1-million (U.S.)

The amount of money raised by the Bradley Manning Support Network for his defence and public outreach. The organization held its biggest rally yet on June 1, with almost 2,000 supporters protesting outside the Fort Meade, Md., base where the military trial is taking place.

 

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