Bradley Manning, the former soldier who faces up to 90 years in prison for leaking to WikiLeaks, may break his silence on Wednesday as the sentencing phase of his court-martial concludes. Manning, 25, has stayed silent as his trial began on June 3, speaking publicly for the last time in February, when he read a 10,000-word statement at a pre-trial hearing. His chief defense attorney, David Combs, is expected to ask for a lenient sentence for Manning, who has claimed he leaked the information in an effort to start a public debate about U.S. foreign policy. He has been convicted of 20 charges, including espionage and theft, but was found not guilty of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy.
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