WikiLeaks soldier faces 22 more charges

 CBC News

The U.S. Army said Wednesday it has filed 22 additional charges against Pvt. 1st Class Bradley E. Manning, the soldier suspected of providing classified government documents published by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group.

Army officials said the charges accuse Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers to extract classified information, illegally download it and transmit the data for public release by what the army termed "the enemy."

The charges follow seven months of army investigation.

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