‘Wiki leaker’ Manning gets 35 yrs in jail

Bradley Manning, the soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in US history by providing files to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.

Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who last month found Manning guilty of 20 charges, including espionage and theft, could have sentenced him to upto 90 years. Prosecutors sought 60 years. Manning, 25, will be dishonourably discharged from the US military and forfeit some pay. His rank will be reduced to private from private first class. He will be eligible for parole after serving one-third of his sentence.

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