Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Bradley Manning arrives to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in Maryland, US. Credit: Reuters

US soldier Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Manning, 25, was convicted last month of espionage, theft and other charges in the biggest leak of classified information in American history.

He was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious of the charges against him.

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