Trials & Litigation

Military judge convicts Bradley Manning in WikiLeaks case, but acquits him on most serious charge


A soldier in the U.S. Army accused of providing some 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, in what has been described as the largest such release ever, was convicted Tuesday by a military judge on most, but not all, charges.

Army Private First Class Manning, 25, was found guilty of espionage and theft but acquitted on the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, which carries a maximum life prison term, according to the Associated Press and the Guardian.

CNN and Reuters articles provide additional details about the case.

Col. Denise Lind presided over Manning’s court-martial at Fort Meade, Md.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: “Prosecutor calls Manning a traitor at WikiLeaks case closing; defense says he was young and naive”

The New Yorker: “Waiting for the Manning Verdict”

New York Times (reg. req.): “Manning Acquitted of ‘Aiding the Enemy’”

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