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WikiLeaks soldier not guilty on main charge

2013-07-30 19:20

Fort Meade - A US military judge on Tuesday found soldier Bradley Manning guilty of most of the of 21 criminal counts, but not of aiding the enemy, for handing over documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of classified information in the nation's history.

Judge Colonel Denise Lind said Manning, who was accused of sharing more than 700 000 classified US files with the anti-secrecy website, was not guilty of the most serious charge, which carries a penalty of life in prison without parole.

He was, however, found guilty on six counts of espionage.