Bradley Manning's Potential Prison Sentence Reduced

In a surprise move, a military judge admitted that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment while in the brig.

In a surprise move, a military judge has reduced the potential sentence of WikiLeaker Pfc. Bradley Manning. In a pretrial hearing at Ft. Meade, Maryland, Col. Denise Lind ruled that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment in the nine months he spent in a Marine Corps brig. During the time that Manning spent in the brig, he was held in rough conditions that included being held in a 6x8 foot cell for at least 23 hours a day, being forbidden to lean against the wall when awake, or being able to lie in his bed when not sleeping.

Manning is the Army private who leaked more than 250,000 diplomatic cables and 500,000 Army reports from Iran and Afghanistan to WikiLeaks. Once the trial begins in March, Manning will face 22 charges including aiding the enemy. "Aiding the Enemy" can be punishable by life in prison.

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  • Remo Harsono

    welcome to North America, they speak about "human rights" quite loudly to the whole world while invading other countries and sent to jail anyone who have connection to the invaded countries, spreading democracy with guns, bombs, drones, white phosporus...a perfect killing machine state

  • AnonymousThis!

    throw the ever-lovin' CMJ book at this moronic d-bag.   he should not come out of prison until that smarmy teenager visage has faded long into a bad national memory.