The long-running trial of WikiLeaks informer Pfc. Bradley Manning has come to an end. A military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison. On July 30, Manning was found not guilty of ‘aiding the enemy,’ but was still found guilty on 19 lesser counts, including five counts of espionage.
Manning faced up to 90 years in prison. He apologized for his actions in front of the court. As he has already spent more than 3 years in prison and was given 112 days of credit for harsh treatment, his stay in prison will be shorter than that.
Manning leaked thousands of diplomatic cables and field reports to WikiLeaks back in 2010.
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