Listed by alleged code violation
The charges can be broken down as follows:
UCMJ 104 (Aiding the enemy): 1 count. This charge carries a potential death penalty.
UCMJ 92 (Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation): 9 counts. Mostly related to computers. Army Regulation 25-2, para. 4-6(k): Forbids transferring classified info to non-secure systems
Army Regulation 25-2, para. 4-5(a)(3): Modifying or installing unauthorized software to a system, using it for 'unintended' purposes.
Army Regulation 25-2, para. 4-5(a)(4): Circumventing security mechanisms
Army Regulation 380-5: Improper storage of Classified Information
UCMJ 134 (General article): 24 counts. Most of these counts incorporate civilian statutes from the United States Code: 18 U.S.C. § 641: Embezzlement and Theft of Public Money, Property or Records. The government has claimed that various sets of records that Manning transferred were 'things of value' and has thus charged him under this statute.
18 U.S.C. § 793(e): This is part of the Espionage Act. The law forbids 'unauthorized persons' from taking 'national defense' information and either 'retaining' it or delivering it to 'persons not entitled to receive it'. The terminology is rather complicated and often contested in court. 793(e) exists because the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950 modified the original 1917 Espionage Act, partly because of the Alger Hiss/Pumpkin papers case. It is also the same law used against Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the Pentagon papers case.
18 U.S.C. § 1030(a) 1 & 2: These are from the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. 1030(a)(1) is sometimes called the 'Computer Espionage' law as it borrows much of its language from the Espionage Act. It was modified by the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which added it to the 'Federal Crimes of Terrorism' list, as well as making it prosecutable under RICO (Racketeering) law.
Total number of counts: 34
Second set of charges (2011)
The second set of charges came on March 1, 2011, and are as follows:
 Additional Charge 1: Violation of UCMJ Article 104 (Aiding the enemy)
Spec. 1: Knowingly giving intelligence to the enemy through indirect means
 Additional Charge 2: Violation of UCMJ Article 134 (General article)
Spec. 1: (statute not given): Causing intelligence to be published, knowing that it is accessible to the enemy
Spec. 2: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): A file named "12 JUL 07 CZ ENGAGEMENT ZONE 30 GC Anyone.avi"
Spec. 3: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): Memorandi from a US intelligence agency
Spec. 4: 18 U.S.C. § 641: 380,000 records from the CIDNEI database
Spec. 5: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): >20 records from the CIDNEI database
Spec. 6: 18 U.S.C. § 641: >90,000 records from the CIDNEA database
Spec. 7: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): >20 records from the CIDNEA database
Spec. 8: 18 U.S.C. § 641: >700 records from a US Southern Command database
Spec. 9: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): >3 records from a US Southern Command database
Spec. 10: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): >5 records relating to an operation in Farah Province, Afghanistan
Spec. 11: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): The files "BE22 PAX.zip" and "BE22 PAX.wmv"
Spec. 12: 18 U.S.C. § 641: 250,000 records from the State Dept Net-Centric Diplomacy database
Spec. 13: 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(1): >75 US State Dept cables
Spec. 14: 18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(1): The State Dept cable named "Reykjavik-13"
Spec. 15: 18 U.S.C. § 793(e): A record of a US Army Intelligence organization
Spec. 16: 18 U.S.C. § 641: The US Forces - Iraq Microsoft Outlook / SharePoint Exchange Server global address list
 Additional Charge 3: Violation of UCMJ Article 92 (Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation)
Spec. 1: Army Reg. 25-2, para. 4-5(a)(4): Bypassing security mechanisms
Spec. 2: Army Reg. 25-2, para. 4-5(a)(3): Adding unauthorized software to a SIPRNet computer
Spec. 3: Army Reg. 25-2, para. 4-5(a)(3): Adding unauthorized software to a SIPRNet computer
Spec. 4: Army Reg. 25-2, para. 4-5(a)(3): Using an information system for other than its intended purpose
Spec. 5: Army Reg. 380-5, para. 7-4: Wrongfully storing classified information
My understanding of whistle blowing is that it is almost never legitimate. Most on that list broke the law to expose the wrong doing, many of which were covered by the secrets acts
I have stated a few times now that I support people who legitimately whistleblow. In the case of Assange and Manning they went beyond that...
Stealing a £1 or £1000,000 the crime is the same. Out of those hundreds of thousands of documents there are definitely crimes but they are committed by the very people that decide to peruse the criminals. Don’t see them arresting themselves anytime soon.
Using the list you provided please show me where those people released hundreds of thousands of documents that showed no criminal activity.
And you ignore they could but have decided not to for reasons they will not make public and not because their law prevents it. Secrets again. Again secrets that need not be kept in a true democracy. If their actions are true then why do they need to hide behind the veil of secrecy?
As for the comment about where they can interview Assange again you are ignoring the court ruling in Sweden that says no to that type of action.
My understanding is that no charges have been made; until they are no law has been broken. This has been stated here many times here and on other threads
Secondly the laws of Sweden were violated, not the UK and because of that they have every right to investigate the allegations in Sweden.
Originally posted by planefixer
I don't understand all the different comments ?!?!
People have already pointed out the facts. The real fact, the only reason Sweden wants him is because the US is pushing them. It wasn't rape.... they want to get him out of that embassy and put him somewhere where he will never see daylight again.
Why??? The reason I would think most of you are on a CONSPIRACY website...LOL
Seriously.. this site is always about the cover ups, the secrets, "TPTB"....on and on.
Yet when someone has the balls to give you the info on a silver platter half of this site is now against him?? He hasn't put anyone in danger. This crazy country has and will continue to do it, as long as the people keep putting up with it. To me, he has given proof that half the shi* on here that is talked about is true.
Again I don’t recall ever seeing any whistle blowing that did not break the law even within a private business.
Right.. Again I have no issues with legitimate whistleblowing.
I disagree and also the ability to disclose such information in such vast numbers has only recently been possible but even you are showing by your above statement this is not about charges of rape, this is about exposure of the secrets of the power brokers.
The problem with the comparison you are trying to make is the information released. The people you are referenceing did not disclose hundreds of thousands of documents that showed absolutely no criminal activity / wrongdoing.
A good question and one I thought about and have no answer too but I disagree that the UK is the most likely to give him up to the US.
The idea that the US is leaning on Sweden to extradite Assange so that he can be sent on to them makes absolutely no sense.
Assange is currently, and has been for more than two years, in the country most likely in the world to agree to a US extradition request for him.
Why on earth initiate a plot involving Swedish women quite unecessarily ,where 101 things could go wrong ?
Like WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Alexander Barankov has worked to expose government misconduct via the Internet. Both men have received refuge on Ecuadorian territory. But while the South American country made world headlines granting Assange diplomatic asylum on Thursday morning, Barankov faces imminent extradition from Ecuador to its new ally Belarus, described by most observers as “Europe’s last dictatorship.”
The plight of Barankov poses a real test of Ecuador’s commitment to human rights. A former Belarusian army captain, Barankov arrived in Quito in 2008 thanks to the Ecuadorian government’s very liberal immigration laws. He then set up a blog denouncing corruption and other crimes allegedly committed under authoritarian ruler Alexander Lukashenko. Ecuador initially granted him refugee status, but after a state visit by Lukashenko to Quito on June 29, he was arrested and is being held in the capital’s infamous, 19th century prison while the top court hears the case on Belarus’ fresh extradition request. If sent there, according to his partner, Maribel Andrade, he will face charges of treason and could be put to death.
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