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Manning Verdict and the Dangerous ?Hacker Madness? Prosecution Strategy

Bradley Manning was convicted (PDF) on 19 counts today, including charges under the Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for leaking approximately 700,000 government documents to WikiLeaks. While it was a relief was that he was not convicted of the worst charge ?aiding the enemy,? the verdict remains deeply troubling and could potentially result in a sentence of life in prison. The sentencing phase starts tomorrow and a fuller legal opinion from the judge should also come soon.

Bradley Manning and the Meaning of Bravery

As anticipated as a conviction was, today?s news of the federal state winning convictions against Bradley Manning on all counts except the excessive, absurd, and unjustifiable charge of ?aiding the enemy,? is still very sad news. For Bradley Manning, the

What Does the Manning Verdict Mean for Edward Snowden?

Watching the verdict handed down against Bradley Manning Tuesday, Edward Snowden had his worst fears confirmed.

Private Manning acquitted of aiding enemy in WikiLeaks case, but still faces long jail sentence

A military judge acquitted U.S. soldier Bradley Manning was not guilty of aiding the enemy charge, but found him guilty of 19 of the other 20 criminal counts

Wikileaks source Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy, guilty of 20 other counts

A US court has acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of ?aiding the enemy?, the most serious of charges against him, but convicted him of 5 counts of espionage over his role in providing classified information to the whistleblower site Wikileaks.

 

Surveillance and the Corrosion of Internet Freedom – Cynthia Wong |

Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/30/surveillance-and-corrosion-internet-freedom#

 

Bradley Manning: Victim of state oppression · Article 19

http://www.article19.org/resources.php/resource/37185/en/bradley-manning:-victim-of-state-oppression

Bradley Manning found not guilty of aiding enemy, but convicted on lesser charges, faces up to 136 years

Pvt. Bradley Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy today, but convicted on multiple lesser counts, including violating the Espionage Act.

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty of Espionage Act Violations

After a three-year legal battle and months-long trial, former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was found not guilty on the most serious charge he faced — aiding the enemy.

 

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