Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wikileaks source Manning convicted - Could face up to 136 Years in Prison

Wikileaks source Manning convicted

The US Army private Bradley Manning, who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy.

The leak is considered the largest ever of secret US government files.

Private Manning has been convicted of 20 charges in total, including theft and computer fraud. In addition to multiple espionage counts, he was also found guilty of five theft charges, two computer fraud charges and multiple military infractions.

He faces a maximum sentence of up to 136 years. His sentencing hearing is set to begin on Wednesday.

Read more at BBC 

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