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Manning Verdict Due In Court Today

Hannah Madans |
July 30, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

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Bradley Manning, accused of disclosing classified documents to WikiLeaks, will find out if he will spend his life in prison during military court today.

The prosecution in the case argued that Manning should have known al Qaeda would see the documents and was therefore "aiding the enemy."

The defense argued that Manning is a "well-intentioned but naive whistleblower and didn’t act with the 'evil intent' that would justify the aiding-the-enemy charge," according to The Daily Beast.

Manning has been charged with aiding the enemy, unauthorized possession of intelligence material, theft and more. Of the 21 counts he is charged with, Manning pled guilty to 10 of the lesser ones, reports the BBC.


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