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WikiLeaks ‘most wanted’ list admitted in trial

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FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge Monday allowed prosecutors to argue that an Army private used a most-wanted list compiled by WikiLeaks as a guide for leaking classified information.

The ‘‘Most Wanted Leaks of 2009’’ was admitted as evidence in the court-martial of Private First Class Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

The judge ruled the list is relevant to the government’s most serious charge that Manning aided the enemy by causing intelligence to be published on the WikiLeaks website. Prosecutors are trying to prove the information Manning leaked helped Al Qaeda.

The most wanted list included a request for documents about detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Manning has acknowledged sending WikiLeaks a file containing Guantanamo detainee records in March 2010.

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