GI’s Supporters Still Awaiting WikiLeaks Donation
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A support group for the soldier suspected of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks says it hasn’t received the anti-secrecy group’s promised contribution to his legal defense fund.
Oakland, Calif.-based Courage to Resist says WikiLeaks agreed in July to cover about half of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense fees, about $50,000.
Project director Jeff Paterson said Wednesday that a German charity official aligned with WikiLeaks told him they now plan to contribute about $20,000 for Manning’s defense. Paterson says it hasn’t arrived yet.
A WikiLeaks spokesman didn’t immediately respond to queries from The Associated Press.
Manning is being held at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va.
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