What did Chelsea Manning do?



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2017-01-17T23:03:45.773Z

What offence did Chelsea Manning commit to be sent to prison for 35 years?

Chelsea Manning, while serving in Iraq in the US Army as a junior intelligence analyst, passed hundreds of thousands of reports and diplomatic messages known as cables to Wikileaks. At that time Manning was known as Bradley and was convicted of seven out of eight espionage charges, five theft charges, two computer fraud charges, five military counts of violating a lawful general regulation, and one of wanton publication of intelligence on the internet. The disclosures embarrased the US Government and according to US officials disrupted its military actions in Afghanistan.

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