The verdict is in for whistleblower Bradley Manning. Although he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, he could face up to 136 years behind bars after the Army judge found Manning guilty of espionage and other charges on Tuesday. RT’s Liz Wahl takes a look back on Manning’s involvement with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks and the journey to his verdict
A military judge is set to deliver the verdict on US Army whistleblower Bradley Manning later today. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy. His defense argues that Manning leaked classified documents because he wanted to expose war crimes. But when it comes to press coverage of the case in the US, innocent until proven guilty may not apply. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan explains.
After months of court hearings for the case of Private First Class Bradley Manning, Army Judge Col. Denise Lind is expected to deliver a verdict against the soldier responsible for releasing thousands of documents to the website WikiLeaks. Prosecutors argue that by releasing this information he aided America’s enemies, but across the globe protests have sprung up in support of the private by those who consider him a hero. RT’s Meghan Lopez has more on the verdict, expected to be announced Tuesday afternoon.
Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of the biggest leak of classified material in American history, is not a traitor but a well-intentioned young man who was “trying to ply his knowledge to hopefully save lives,” his lawyer stated during closing arguments.
We have spoken to Nathan Fuller at Bradleymanning.org who has given us gracious permission to reprint his daily firsthand reports, which you can find below highlighted by date. Summaries, commentary, and videos
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