U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning’s maximum prison sentence of 136 years was reduced to a maximum sentence of 90 years behind bars.
Judge Denise Lind, an Army colonel, announced Manning’s reduced
sentence during a closed session at Ft. Meade, Md., on Tuesday. Lind
agreed in part to a motion proposed by the defense to merge various
charges against Manning.
“She merged two Espionage specifications for transmission of the Iraq
and Afghan SigActs, the theft and transmission of the Guantanamo Bay
Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs), and the theft and fraudulent
downloading of the State Dept. cables and GTMO DABs,” Nathan Fuller, a
writer for the Bradley Manning Support Network, reports.