Manning Convicted of Espionage, Faces 136 Years

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The U.S. Army private involved in the biggest leak of classified documents in U.S. history has been convicted of espionage.

On Tuesday, a military judge found 25-year-old intelligence analyst Bradley Manning guilty of 19 charges, including theft, espionage, and computer fraud.

Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy, which carries a life sentence.

Manning admitted giving some 700,000 secret battlefield reports, cables, and videos to WikiLeaks.

He faces a maximum sentence of 136 years in prison.

The sentence has ramifications for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. Experts say he would likely face similar charges if brought to trial in the United States.

Manning's sentencing is set for Wednesday.

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