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Topic - Denise Lind
Bradley E. Manning, the soldier convicted of leaking a trove of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for the largest public breach of secret data in U.S. history, sparking a debate over the length of his prison term and whether he could ever win an early release.
Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, convicted last month of leaking thousands of classified files in 2009 and 2010, had long erupted in angry outbursts and collapsed in fits that his supervisors hoped would be controlled by therapy sessions, court-martial documents show.
A military judge is poised to deliberate the prison sentence of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning on Tuesday and decide whether he will serve the 25 years the defense has requested, the 60 years the prosecution is seeking or the 90 years his crimes could bring.
A military court Tuesday convicted Army Pfc. Bradley Manning of violating the Espionage Act for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks, a verdict that legal analysts say likely will have a chilling effect on others considering revealing government secrets.
U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks.
Pfc. Bradley Manning went on trial Monday for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, including sensitive information that prosecutors said fell into enemy hands.
A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound to testify in the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets.
An Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history offered guilty pleas Thursday to 10 of 22 charges against him and a military judge said she would allow the soldier to read a statement explaining his actions.
A military judge says she will rule later Tuesday on a motion to dismiss all charges against an Army private charged with sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which an Army private would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks. Later, the accused soldier testified that he felt like a doomed, caged animal after he was arrested in Baghdad.
A military judge rejected a defense motion Thursday to consolidate some of the charges against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.
A military judge refused on Wednesday to dismiss the charges against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.
The Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking thousands of classified documents was formally charged Thursday with aiding the enemy, but he deferred entering a plea.
An Army private declined to enter a plea Thursday to charges he engineered the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.
The military judge overseeing Manning's court-martial, Army Col. Denise Lind, said she would announce her sentence for the 25-year-old private at 10 a.m. Wednesday.