By DAVID DISHNEAU
FORT MEADE, Maryland, EE. UU.(AP)- A former cybercriminal who told authorities that the soldier Bradley Manning leaked information to WikiLeaks testified Tuesday that this never told during their online conversations that wanted to help the enemy.
Manning is on trial for giving hundreds of thousands of documents to the Web site of revelations. He pleaded guilty to charges that could sentence him to 20 years in prison, but the military insisted on a court martial with more serious charges, including aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence.
Adrian Lamo, cyberpirate convicted, said he started to talk online with Manning on May 20, 2010 and the following day alerted authorities about the content of the messages of the soldier, including his mention of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. He said continued intermittently chatting with Manning for six days.
During the trial, Lamo said Manning never said he wanted to help the enemy and showed no disloyalty to the United States.
Prosecutors said they will show that the Army intelligence analyst, 25 years old, put U.S. military secrets to the enemy, even Osama bin Laden. They added that presented evidence that bin Laden sought and obtained another member of al-Qaida reports of fighting in Afghanistan and State Department cables published by WikiLeaks.
The soldier living in Crescent, Oklahoma, said he did not think the information would harm the United States and wanted to reveal it to give to the public the reality of U.S. wars.
His lawyer David Coombs said Manning felt embarrassed during the beginning of their military mission, when gays could not serve openly in the armed forces.
Lamo testified that Manning contacted him because of his notoriety in the hackers and open support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trasgenérica.
Lamo pleaded guilty in 2004 of computer fraud and was arrested for infiltrating the computer network of the New York Times and Microsoft. He was sentenced to six months of house arrest and two years probation.
Manning chose his court martial was ventilated before a judge instead of a jury. It is estimated that last all summer. Much of the evidence is secret, which means that much of the trial presumably will be closed to the press and the public.
Federal authorities want to see if Assange can be judged. Assange has taken refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on charges of sexual assault.
"This is not justice can never be," Assange said in a statement Monday. "The verdict was ordained long ago. Their function is not to determine issues such as guilt or innocence, no truth or falsity.'s A public relations exercise designed to provide the government an alibi for posterity".
The material WikiLeaks began publishing in 2010 documented allegations of abuse of Iraqi detainees and counting civilians killed in Iraq.