Verdict in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks case expected
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 00:47
July 29 - Private First Class Bradley Manning, accused of aiding the enemy in WikiLeaks case, is expected to have verdict read to him Tuesday. Gavino Gray reports.
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Bradley Manning, the young U.S. soldier accused of the biggest confidential information leak in U.S. history, will have his verdict read to him Tuesday afternoon.
The biggest question is whether he will be convicted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy, -- which would carry a life sentence
20 other charges have been filed against Manning.
The 25 year-old Army Private First Class is accused of divulging top-secret government information to the whistleblowing organization, Wikileaks.
His defense maintains that he is a whistleblower who was trying to start a debate amongst fellow-Americans about issues in Iraq and Afghanistan out of concern for them.
Prosecutors maintain that he aided the enemy by allegedly releasing 700,000 documents via Wikileaks. Manning was arrested while serving in Iraq in 2010.
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