WikiLeaks

Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

Bradley Manning, the army private who gave classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge against him, but convicted of multiple violations of the Espionage Act and stealing government property. The prosecution had argued that Manning should have known the leaked documents would make their way to al Qaeda, while Manning’s defense argued that he was a well-intentioned but naive whistleblower. He faces up to 136 years in prison, with his sentencing hearing beginning Wednesday.