35 Year Sentence for WikiLeaks Private

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Army Private Bradley Manning was sentenced to a 35 year prison term by a military judge Wednesday for leaking classified information to the website WikiLeaks.

AP Photo / Patrick Semansky

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A military judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for giving a trove of military and diplomatic secrets to the website WikiLeaks.
Manning was sentenced Wednesday at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.
The judge convicted the 25-year-old soldier last month of 20 offenses, including six violations of the Espionage Act. He could have been sentenced to 90 years in prison.
Prosecutors had asked for at least 60 years behind bars. Manning's lawyer suggested no more than 25, because by then, some of the documents Manning leaked will be declassified.
The judge today didn't say where Manning would serve his time. But a spokeswoman for the Military District of Washington said Manning would likely go to Fort Leavenworth, the only military prison for service members sentenced to 10 or more years of confinement.


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