Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for crimes related to stealing government documents and sharing them with WikiLeaks. The sentence, handed down by Judge Denise Lind, is significantly less than the 60 years that the government asked the US Army colonel to hand down.
A military judge acquitted Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy and convicted him of five counts of violating the Espionage Act on Tuesday. The verdict marks the end of a three-year-long ordeal that began with Manning’s arrest in Iraq and subsequent detainment in Kuwait and Quantico, Virginia.
He’s been called a snitch, a traitor, even a war criminal. He’s receiving death threats regularly. But Sunday Adrian Lamo took the stage at HOPE 2010 to defend his decisions, and then sat down with Gizmodo.