After a military trial that lasted nearly two months, a military judge has found Private Bradley Manning guilty of most of the counts that he faced, but not guilty of charges of “aiding the enemy,” the most serious of the remaining 12 charges he faced. However, the young soldier was convicted of espionage, theft and computer fraud charges.
As The Guardian reported from the courtroom: “The judge also accepted Manning’s version of several of the key dates in the WikiLeaks disclosures, and took off some of the edge from other less serious charges. But the overriding toughness of the verdict remains: the soldier was found guilty in their entirety of 17 out of the 22 counts against him, and of an amended version of four more.”
July 30th, 2013 - 1:52 pm