Late last month, Manning was found guilty in military court on 15 counts of releasing classified documents. He was, however, acquitted of charges of “aiding the enemy.”
The 25-year-old army private came into trouble after assisting Julian Assange’s transparency website Wikileaks in obtaining classified documents related to American national security starting several years ago.
AP’s official tweet breaking the news below:
BREAKING:Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving US secrets to WikiLeaks. -MM
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 21, 2013
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