After a military judge sentenced Wikileaker Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison Wednesday, protesters gathered in front of the White House to protest and demand a pardon from President Barack Obama.
Experts say the lengthy sentence prosecutors were able to obtain against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents is unlikely to have much of an effect on other leak-related prosecutions.
The White House says that if Army Pfc. Bradley Manning wants to seek a presidential pardon, he must apply for clemency and his request “will be considered in that process like any other application.”
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy website.
Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg says Bradley Manning is “one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war” and he did not deserve any prison time.
More than three years after his arrest in Iraq, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to learn the price he’ll pay for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy website.
A military judge said she’ll announce on Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to WikiLeaks.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning should spend 60 years in prison because he betrayed the U.S. by giving classified material to WikiLeaks, a prosecutor said Monday.
Who knows yet if it will amount to anything, but an event being dubbed the “Million Mask March” is in the works for the National Mall on the morning of Nov. 5, otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Day.
Pfc. Bradley Manning took the stand Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case and apologized for hurting his country, pleading with a military judge for a chance to go to college and become a productive citizen.