1. WikiLeaks

    Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

    US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives alongside military officials at a US military court facility to hear his sentence in his trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on August 21, 2013. A sentencing decision will be announced later Wednesday.

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    Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, a military judge ruled today. Manning was convicted of multiple charges, including violations of the Espionage Act, and faced up to 90 years in prison. The government had asked for a 60-year sentence to “send a message to any soldier contemplating stealing classified information.” Manning will get 1,293 days credited toward his sentence for the time he has already spent in prison, including 112 days for being subjected to abusive treatment and solitary confinement. He'll have to serve one third of his sentence before he’s eligible for parole.

    For leaking classified documents.

    Twitter responded vehemently in Bradley Manning's behalf when the sentence was handed down.

    Read it at The Washington Post