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Breaking: Judge Reduces Possible Sentence for Manning (Unlawful Pretrial Punishment) [View all]

Source: Associated Press

@BreakingNews: Judge reduces possible sentence for Bradley Manning, Army private accused of sending secret information to WikiLeaks - @AP

@kgosztola: Military court grants Bradley Manning 112 days sentencing credit for unlawful pretrial punishment

JUDGE REDUCES POSSIBLE SENTENCE IN WIKILEAKS CASE

By DAVID DISHNEAU
— Jan. 8 4:14 PM EST

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge has reduced the potential sentence for an Army private accused of sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.

Col. Denise Lind ruled Tuesday during a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Lind found that Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va. She awarded a total of 112 days off any prison sentence Manning gets if he is convicted. Defense attorneys had sought to have the charges against him dismissed.

Manning was confined to a windowless cell 23 hours a day, sometimes with no clothing. Brig officials say it was to keep him from hurting himself or others.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gis-hearing-wikileaks-case-focuses-motive

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