Bradley Manning gets 35 years in jail for leaking army secrets to WikiLeaks

 Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation's history by providing files to Wikileaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.

Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who in July convicted Manning of 20 charges including espionage and theft, could have sentenced him to as many as 90 years in prison. Prosecutors had asked for 60 years.

Manning, 25, will be dishonorably discharged from the US military and forfeit some pay, Lind said. His rank will be reduced to private from private first class. He would be eligible for parole after serving one-third of his sentence, which will be reduced by the time he has already served in prison plus 112 days.

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