Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years – The Washington Post

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.

Manning, 25, was convicted last month of multiple charges, including violations of the Espionage Act for copying and disseminating the documents while serving as an intelligence analyst at a forward operating base in Iraq. He faced up to 90 years in prison.

Manning is required to serve one-third of the sentence, minus three and half years of time served, before he is eligible for parole. That will be in eight years when he is 33.

Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel, said Manning was dishonorably discharged. He was also reduced in rank and forfeits all pay.

via Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years – The Washington Post.

The sentence will face review by the General Court Martial convening authority, who can reduce or set aside the sentence, but may not add to it. I suspect there will also be further reviews of the sentence through the normal military appeals channels.

At any event, Manning will spend years behind bars. Enough? I don’t know.

5 thoughts on “Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years – The Washington Post”

  1. Exquisitely fair sentence. Judge shrewdly and appropriately went out of her way to maintain a record free of successfully appealable error. BZ to her. And make room in the next cell for the screw-ups who recruted this specimen, assigned him to intel, and allowed him to obtain let alone hold onto a security clearance hgigher than Confidential.

  2. By the by, her name is now Chelsea and she wants “gender” change surgery so the girl trapped inside can finally come out.

    It might be interesting if her cell mate, Spike, takes an interest in such things.

    1. It will also be interesting if ol’ Bradley “Optimal” Manning gets his boobs on the government dime. Others with “gender identity issues” in Federal facilities have had it paid for by the taxpayers.

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