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APR 01, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Manning's new lawyer decries 35-year sentence

Army Private Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking reams of classified information is out of proportion with the offenses for which she was convicted, the lawyer who will represent her in court-martial appeals said Tuesday. Manning began serving her confinement at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in August for sending hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents, plus some battlefield video, to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Hollander pointed out in a telephone interview that Manning's sentence far exceeds the prison terms of 2 1/2 years or less that U.S. courts ... Read More

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