On April 3rd, 581 days after a military court sentenced her to 35 years in prison for leaking some 750,000 classified documents, Chelsea Manning burst back into the public eye with a new Twitter account. What the hell is she trying to do? We talked to the people running her account to find out.
Yesterday, Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for crimes related to stealing government documents and sharing them with WikiLeaks. Now, you can read the letter he's sending to the President to state his case.
Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for crimes related to stealing government documents and sharing them with WikiLeaks. The sentence, handed down by Judge Denise Lind, is significantly less than the 60 years that the government asked the Army colonel to hand down.
A military judge acquitted Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy and convicted him of multiple counts of violating the Espionage Act on Tuesday. The verdict marks the end of a three-year-long ordeal that began with Manning's arrest in Iraq and subsequent detainment in Kuwait and Quantico, Virginia.
While WikiLeaks was changing the history of journalism, diplomacy, secrecy, and the internet, its chief source—Bradley Manning, a lonely American intelligence operator—reached out to Adrian Lamo—a hacker he thought he could trust. Wired's published their correspondence.
Exactly 251,287 pieces of data from 250 US embassies and consulates was released yesterday by WikiLeaks, and while none of the information was particularly shocking, it's been described as the largest intelligence leak in history. Here's how it happened:
He's been called a snitch, a traitor, even a war criminal. He's receiving death threats regularly. But Sunday Adrian Lamo took the stage at HOPE 2010 to defend his decisions, and then sat down with Gizmodo.