Assange calls tactical victory the sentence of Manning
Posted On 22 Aug 2013
The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, said today that the sentence of 35 years in prison for the soldier Bradley Manning is a “tactical victory” for the defense.
“The defense should be proud of its tactical victory,” said Julian Assange in a statement issued from his refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he resides since June 2012.
According to Assange, “the period that Manning has passed in jail will be deducted from his sentence, while dispensations for good behavior, parole and other factors, would make it probable that he will not be more than ten years confined.”
Assange maintained that “it should be remembered that the trial against Manning and his sentence is an affront to the basic Western concepts of justice.”