News Brief 8/21/2013, Elul 15, 5773
US: Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail
US soldier convicted of leaking more than 750,000 classified documents to the Wikileaks website has been sentenced to 35 years in jail by a military court Wednesday.
Private First Class Bradley Manning had been convicted of 20 out of the 22 charges against him, including violations of the US Espionage Act.
He was found guilty of downloading and leaking 400,000 Pentagon field reports from Iraq and 90,0000 similar documents from Afghanistan, as well as over 250,000 State Department cables.