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Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy,' guilty of five espionage charges

Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy,' guilty of five espionage charges --Judge is the jury --Press barred from courtroom --Judge Col. Denise Lind says sentencing phase of trial begins tomorrow, Wed Jul 31, at 0930. Bradley Manning cleared of 'aiding the enemy' but guilty of most other charges --Manning convicted of multiple Espionage Act violations --Acquitted of most serious 'aiding the enemy' charge --Army private faces maximum jail sentence of 130 years 30 Jul 2013 Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 130 years in military jail after he was convicted of most charges on which he stood trial. Colonel Denise Lind, the military judge presiding over the court martial of the US soldier, delivered her verdict in curt and pointed language. "Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty," she repeated over and over, as the reality of a prolonged prison sentence for Manning on top of the three years he has already spent in detention dawned. The one ray of light in an otherwise bleak outcome for the Army private was that he was found not guilty of the single most serious charge against him - that he knowingly "aided the enemy", in practice al-Qaida [al-CIAduh], by disclosing information to the WikiLeaks website that in turn made it accessible to all users including enemy groups.