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Judge Refuses To Dismiss Charges In Oklahoma Soldier's WikiLeaks Case

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Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland. Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, Maryland.
FORT MEADE, Maryland -

A military judge in Maryland has refused to dismiss all charges against an Army private from Crescent, Oklahoma accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning argued the charges should be dismissed because he was denied a speedy trial. He has been detained for two years and nine months.

Defense attorney David Coombs says that prosecutors have dragged their feet and that a commander rubber-stamped their requests for delay after delay.

Prosecutors say the delays were reasonable, given the complexity of the case and the volume of classified material involved.

The judge agreed Tuesday and denied the defense motion.

Manning faces 22 charges, including aiding the enemy, which carries a maximum life sentence.

His trial is scheduled to start in June.  Manning is being held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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