David Coombs, defence lawyer
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'More like Manning needed' says defence lawyer

25-year-old Private First Class Bradley Manning has been convicted of 20 charges including espionage, but cleared of the most serious charge - aiding the enemy.

He was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday, having apologised in court for hurting the United States.

Manning was deployed to Iraq in 2009 as an intelligence analyst and was given access to a large amount of highly sensitive information.

Bradley Manning's lead defence lawyer David Coombs, held a press conference following the sentencing.

  • 21 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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