Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Army Private Bradley Manning Found Guilty on 20 Counts, Including Several Violations of Espionage Act

Various reports indicate that Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts.

The press is spinning this as a victory for the defense, since Manning was not convicted of "aiding the enemy." Of course, to be convicted of espionage is de facto the same thing, but legally he won't be subject to possible life in prison without parole.

At the Los Angles Times "Bradley Manning acquitted of most serious charge, convicted of others." And the Wall Street Journal, "Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy: Guilty of Most Lesser Charges Related to WikiLeaks Documents."

And the Washington Post has a nifty graphic, "Verdict in Bradley Manning case."