Oklahoma Soldier Linked To WikiLeaks Being Moved To Kansas

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 7:46 am
By: News On 6


UNDATED -- An Oklahoma soldier suspected of giving classified data to the website WikiLeaks is being moved to a U.S. Army prison facility in Kansas.

7/27/2010 Related Story: Oklahoma Soldier 'Prime Focus' Of Investigation Into Leaked Afghanistan War Documents

Army Private Bradley Manning is being sent to Fort Leavenworth for what the military says is more mental, emotional and physical health care.

The transfer comes following criticism and protests of Manning's treatment at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Virginia.

Manning faces nearly two dozen charges, including aiding the enemy, a crime that can bring the death penalty or life in prison.

His transfer to Leavenworth comes a about a week after a U.N. torture investigator complained that he was denied a request to make an unmonitored visit to Manning.