Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years


"A military judge on Wednesday morning sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks...

According to the military, Manning is required to serve one-third of the sentence before he becomes eligible for parole...

The decision was immediately condemned by the American Civil Liberties Union.

“When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system,” said Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project."

Source: Washington Post
Hat tip: Memeorandum

Libertarian resources on Manning:
The Truth About Bradley Manning [Video] by: Stefan Molyneux
Manning's Apology Is A Forced Confession.. Obviously