Bradley Manning acquitted of most serious charge, convicted of others

fiedler_tomLos Angeles Times
Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was convicted Tuesday of violating the Espionage Act and faces up to 136 years in prison, but his acquittal on the even more serious charge of aiding the enemy was hailed as a victory for the press and the Internet against the government’s crackdown on leaks of classified information…

Expert quote:

“A conviction for aiding the enemy would have severely crippled the operation of a free press.”

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