Verdict Delivered In The Court Martial Of Bradley Manning


David Coombs, civilian defense attorney for US Army Private First... News PhotoBuilt Structure,Civilian,Court Hearing,Courthouse,Fort George G. Meade,Government,Horizontal,Law,Lawyer,Legal Defense,Legal Trial,Maryland - State,Military,Politics,USA,VerdictPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPDavid Coombs, civilian defense attorney for US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, leaves a military court facility after hearing Manning's verdict in the trial at Fort Meade, Maryland on July 30, 2013. A US military judge convicted Bradley Manning of espionage Tuesday, leaving him facing a lengthy jail term despite clearing him on the most serious charge that he 'aided the enemy.' Colonel Denise Lind found Manning guilty of 20 of 22 counts related to his leaking of a huge trove of secret US diplomatic cables and military logs to the WikiLeaks website. She said she would begin sentencing hearings on Wednesday, at the Fort Meade military base outside Washington where the trial was held. If Lind decides to impose penalties in the higher ranges permitted under the charges, the now 25-year-old Manning could face a de facto life sentence of more than 100 years in jail. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)