Private Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks case
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 00:52
July 30 - A military judge finds Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy - the most serious charge among many he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
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A military judge Tuesday found U.S soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, but found him guilty of most of most of the other 20 criminal charges he faced in the biggest breach of classified information in the nation's history.
The Judge said Manning, who was accused of sharing hundreds of thousands of classified files with WikiLeaks, was not guilty of the most serious charge, which carries a penalty of life in prison without parole.
The U.S. government had pushed for the maximum penalty for what it views as a serious breach of national security. Anti-secrecy activists have praised the action as shining a light on shadowy U.S. operations abroad.
Sentencing hearings begin on Wednesday.
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