Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case

 

The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

 

Pte First Class Bradley Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including espionage.

 

In a statement read by his lawyer after the sentencing, Pte Manning said he had acted “out of love for our country”.

His supporters have called on President Barack Obama to pardon the soldier or commute his sentence to time served.

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