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Manning gets 35 years in Wikileaks trial

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reuters: U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for turning over 700,000 classified files to Wikileaks.

Judge Colonel Denise Lind sentenced the 25-year-old former low-level intelligence analyst to less time behind bars than the 60 years military prosecutors had sought, and said Manning could be eligible for parole in about a decade, after serving one-third of his prison term.

"It's more than 17 times the next-longest sentence ever served" for turning over secret material to the media, said Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. "It is in line with sentences for paid espionage for the enemy."

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