WikiLeaks case: Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 21:34

Zee Media Bureau

Fort Meade: Accused of leaking classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, Private First Class Bradley Manning has been sentenced 35 years in prison by a military judge.
According to the judgement, Manning has to serve one-third of the sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.

Manning had faced up to 90 years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and State Department diplomatic cables in 2010 while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.
He also leaked video of an US helicopter attack in Baghdad in which at least nine people were killed, including a news agency photographer and his driver.

Army Col Denise Lind on Tuesday said she was still deliberating but was confident she would have a sentence by today morning at 7:30 am.



First Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 20:17

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