Bradley Manning Found Not Guilty Of Aiding The Enemy But Convicted On Other Charges
from the a-bit-of-good-news dept
So, the details aren't out yet, but the headline message is: Bradley Manning has been found "not guilty" of "aiding the enemy" but has been convicted on other charges, including violating the Espionage Act -- which seems a bit crazy, because what he was doing wasn't espionage in any sense of the word. The conviction on those charges is unfortunate, but not a huge surprise. All told, he was found guilty on 19 counts, including four that he'd already pled guilty to. The big question had really been all about the aiding the enemy claim. Either way, he's still facing a potential sentence of about 100 years in jail, though the next stage of this process will be over his sentencing. We'll have more later as the details come out.