GI's supporters still awaiting WikiLeaks donation
The Associated Press
Wednesday, December 8, 2010; 5:42 PM
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- 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.