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United States - Manning verdict blow for investigative journalism and its sources

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders regards today's verdict in U.S. Army private Bradley Manning's trial as dangerous. Although acquitted of “aiding the enemy,” he was found guilty of five counts of espionage and five counts of theft, for which he could receive a combined sentence of more than 100 years in prison. The sentence is due to be announced at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow (1330 GMT). The verdict is warning to all whistleblowers, against whom the Obama administration has been waging an unprecedented (...)

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