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U.S. Soldier Manning Gets 35 Years For Passing Documents To WikiLeaks

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August 22, 2013 AT 8:12 AM
U.S. soldier, Bradley Manning, was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for turning over more than 700,000 classified files to WikiLeaks. It was the biggest breach of secret data in the nation's history. Manning supporters protested outside of the White House to send a message to President Obama. While military parole rules could allow Manning to be out of prison in seven years, transparency activists say the sentence will have a chilling effect on prospective leakers.