A U.S. military judge has ruled that a member of the commando team that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 can testify at the trial of the soldier charged with handing over U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website.
Prosecutors say the team member collected digital evidence showing that the Al-Qaeda leader requested and received from an associate some of the documents that the soldier, Bradley Manning, has acknowledged providing to WikiLeaks.
Manning could face life imprisonment if found guilty of aiding the enemy – in this case, bin Laden.
Manning has admitted leaking material – including U.S. battlefield reports and diplomatic messages -- to WikiLeaks, but denies charges of aiding the enemy.
Manning’s court martial at Fort Meade, near Washington, is due to begin June 3.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP