The U.S. government asked last Monday, August 19, that the soldier Bradley Manning is sentenced to 60 years in prison for sharing to WikiLeaks classified before the judge determines the sentence, which could be released before the end of the week.
Manning was found guilty of 20 counts, including violation of the law of espionage and information theft, but was acquitted of “aiding the enemy“, he was present at the final declarations of the parties.
The prosecutor representing the U.S. government requested a sentence of 60 years, less than the maximum time of 90 years set by the military judge Denise Lind, who said Manning “deserve to spend most of the rest of his life in custody.”
While for the representative of the prosecutor, Captain Joe Morrow, the crimes committed by Manning are “very serious” he showed “extreme contempt” for the interests of U.S. national security by leaking 700,000 classified documents to Wikileaks.
The judgment calls Manning to be discharged from the army in disgrace and pay a fine of 100 000 dollars, for the economic damage that his revelations caused.