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What’s Next For Wikileaks Espionage Case?

GUESTS:

Gary Barthel, Military Law Attorney, Higgs Fletcher & Mack, San Diego

Gabriel Conaway, Organizer San Diego Coalition to Free Manning

Transcript

Last night in Hillcrest, a group of supporters of Private First Class Bradley Manning celebrated his not guilty verdict on aiding the enemy. But the group also decried the fact that Manning was found guilty on a number of other charges, including several counts of espionage.

Patrick Semansky

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His attorney announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges.

The charges stem from Manning's Army assignment in Iraq in 2009, where he was arrested for downloading and transmitting classified databases to the website WikiLeaks.

The reasons why Manning transmitted the information, the damage done and the larger implications of this prosecution are still unresolved.

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