Feds, soldier's supporter in Wikileaks case settle

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:41 pm | Updated: 12:31 am, Fri May 31, 2013.

BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says the federal government has agreed to destroy all data obtained from a computer and other electronic devices seized from an advocate of the Army soldier accused of sending classified U.S. documents to Wikileaks.

The settlement comes in a lawsuit in which David House accused authorities of violating his constitutional rights when he was stopped in 2010 at a Chicago airport while returning home to Massachusetts. House helped found The Bradley Manning Support Network.

The U.S. Justice Department declined to comment. A copy of the settlement said the government does not admit to any wrongdoing.

Manning has been charged with indirectly aiding the enemy by causing classified material to be published on WikiLeaks. His case is headed for trial Monday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

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