#BREAKING: #BradleyManning convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.
Bradley Manning faces up to 20 years in prison on some of the charges stemming from leaking documents to Wikileaks. I guess Edward Snowden won’t be coming back to the U.S. with such a verdict.
A military judge has found Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, not guilty of aiding the enemy — a charge that would have carried a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Manning was also found not guilty of unauthorized possession of information relating to national defense.
He was found guilty of most of the remaining charges against him, with the judge accepting some of the guilty pleas he made previously to lesser charges.
The sentencing phase of the court-martial is expected to begin Wednesday.
He could be sentenced to up to 20 years behind bars on some of the other charges. Source: CNN
Wikileaks’ response to Bradley Manning’s conviction:
Bradley Manning's convictions today include 5 courts of espionage. A very serious new precedent for supplying information the press.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 30, 2013
Here’s a graphic of Bradley Manning’s charges and verdicts: