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Manning to be sentenced

US soldier Bradley Manning could face 136-year sentence later today after he was convicted of most of the 21 charges against him for leaking classified government files to WikiLeaks. He was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy.

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Verdict due for Bradley Manning in WikiLeaks trial

US soldier Bradley Manning, charged with passing US government secrets to WikiLeaks, will learn his fate later this evening as the military judge hearing his court-martial is expected to announce her decision at 6.00pm BST.

Private First Class Bradley Manning, escorted out of court in Maryland, on July 29. Credit: Reuters

Manning faces 21 counts which include espionage, computer fraud, and theft. The most serious charge against him is 'aiding the enemy', which normally carries the death penalty, but could carry a possible life sentence in this case.

The 25-year-old has already pleaded guilty to 11 of the charges after presiding Judge Col Denise Lind ruled that he could not argue we was acting in the public interest when he released information to WikiLeaks.

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