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Wikileaks cables whistle-blower convicted

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2013 | 8:50 AM

Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy.

Manning has been convicted of 20 charges in total, including theft and computer fraud.

He had admitted to leaking the documents to anti-secrecy organisation Wikileaks but said he did so to spark a debate on US foreign policy.

The leak is considered the largest ever of secret US government files.

He faces a maximum sentence of up to 136 years.

His sentencing hearing is set to begin today.


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