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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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Bradley Manning faces sentencing in WikiLeaks trial

US soldier Bradley Manning is due to be sentenced later today after he was convicted of espionage charges.

Manning faces a substantial prison term, despite being acquitted by a US military court of the most serious charge against him - aiding the enemy.

US soldier Bradley Manning was convicted of 20 charges yesterday. Credit: REUTERS/Gary Cameron

However, the convictions on espionage, theft and other charges in the biggest leak of classified information in American history could put Manning behind bars for up to 136 years.

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