FORT MEADE, Maryland: Security for the sentencing hearing of U.S. soldier Bradley Manning tightened Monday after some courtroom video appeared online.
Military police carefully searched the bags of journalists entering a building where the Army provides a closed-circuit video feed from the nearby courtroom.
The 16-second video on the website Vimeo shows the judge on the bench and Manning at the defense table. The soundtrack includes Manning supporters chanting, "Free Bradley Manning."
Manning's defense team is opening its case Monday. Manning is expected to make a statement Wednesday.
The 25-year-old faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing reams of classified information through the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
He says he did it to expose wrongdoing. Prosecutors say the leaks hurt U.S. foreign relations.