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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Giving Gov't Secrets to WikiLeaks


A judge has sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking a massive haul of U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks.

Manning was convicted last month of espionage, theft and computer fraud charges but acquitted of aiding the enemy, a charge that could have meant life in prison without parole.

U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning arrives at a military court facility for the first day of the sentencing phase of his trial at Fort Meade, Md. on July 31, 2013. (Getty Images)

The 25-year-old Manning stood at attention and did not react when military judge Col. Denise Lind read his sentence, according to the Associated Press.

He took the stand earlier this month and apologized for his actions of leaking hundreds of thousands of secret military and government documents to WikiLeaks.

"I’m sorry that my actions hurt people. I’m sorry that it hurt the United States," Manning said.

This post has been updated.

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