Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was recently found guilty of nineteen offenses related to his disclosures to WikiLeaks, faces a possible twelve years in prison because of his decision to provide a cache of over 250,000 US State Embassy cables to the media organization. He could be put in prison for ten years for stealing the cables and two years for exceeding authorized access on his computer.
4:10 PM EST We are in a closed session now. No open session for the rest of the day. Tomorrow court proceedings will begin at 9:30AM. Right now, PDAS John Feeley continues to testify on the impact of the released cables on relations with Mexico and Ecuador in the closed session.
Bradley Manning’s Sentencing: WikiLeaks, Manning Have No Blood on Their Hands from Afghan War Logs Release
During the first day of the sentencing phase of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial yesterday, a military judge heard testimony about names of local nationals revealed in the “Afghanistan War Logs” Manning disclosed to WikiLeaks and whether anyone had been killed as a result of their name being disclosed. The government
10:55 AM EST Court enters a closed session with career foreign service officer and former principal deputy assistant secretary of Near Eastern Affairs of the State Department, Ms. Elizabeth Dibble, who was called to testify about the impact of the release of diplomatic cables.
A military judge is set to issue a verdict in the trial of Pfc. Chelsea Manning, the soldier prosecuted for disclosing information to WikiLeaks, tomorrow in the early afternoon. The verdict will come on the same day that America passed its first whistleblower protection law. The law passed by the