Bradley Manning: acquitted of aiding the enemy

Yesterday,  I posted, “While Ex-US president  Jimmy Carter  is  reportedly defending  whistleblower  Ed Snowden, a military judge  is pondering the fate of  a young man who used to be  the  posterchild for whistleblowers  — Bradley Manning  (right).

Now, as everyone, everywhere  probably knows, US Army private Manning  has been acquitted of aiding the enemy,  the most serious charge he faced,  but was convicted of espionage, theft and  “nearly every other count for giving secrets to WikiLeaks, a verdict that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison,”  says the CBC, continuing:

“From the courtroom to world capitals, people struggled to absorb the meaning of a ruling that cleared the soldier of a charge of aiding the enemy, which would have carried a potential life sentence, but convicted him of 20 of 22 counts that, together, could also mean life behind bars.

“Manning faces up to 136 years in prison if given maximum penalties in a sentencing hearing that starts Wednesday. It is expected to last most of August.”

That just leaves  Ed Snowden in the hot seat.

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