Originally posted on PRISON RADIO:
Bradley Manning’s next motion hearing will take place July 16-20th at Fort Meade, MD.
- This hearing is expected to finally set the calendar for Bradley’s court martial. The defense continues to argue to begin as soon as possible, which would be November. The prosecution looks to delay even further, and claims it needs until sometime next year to prepare. A January 2013 start date appears to be a possible compromise at this point.
- This hearing is not expected to go the full five days scheduled. The actual hearing may only take two or three days.
At the April 24-26th hearing, the prosecution introduced a motion designed to ban any discussion of whether harm was or was not caused to the U.S. from future court proceedings. This would prevent the defense from accessing important evidence in the form of government reports about the impacts of WikiLeaks’ releases. Neither the content nor the conclusions of these assessments have been made public, despite the public’s obvious interest in this information.