Bradley Manning

Bradley ManningBradley Manning has been sentenced to serve 35 years in prison for turning over hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks. Handed down by Colonel Denise Lind on Wednesday, the sentence follows the court’s verdict on July 30 that found Manning guilty of nearly all charges against him, though not guilty of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. Judge Lind had presided over an eight-week court martial in Fort Meade, Md. Manning’s rank will also be reduced from private first class to private, the U.S. Army Military District of Washington said in a press release. He will forfeit all of his pay and allowances and be dishonorably discharged from the military. Manning could have faced as much as 90 years in jail, though prosecutors had urged a minimum sentence of 60 years.

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