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WikiLeaks on Manning Verdict: 'Extremism'

Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:45 PM by The Associated Press

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(AP) - The website that served as Pfc. Bradley Manning's conduit for spilled U.S. secrets is describing his espionage convictions as "dangerous national security extremism from the Obama administration."

That was the immediate response from WikiLeaks on Twitter after Manning was found convicted Tuesday on six espionage counts and other offenses but cleared of the most serious charge, aiding the enemy. Others who considered Manning wrongly charged had a measured response.

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist, commentator and former civil rights lawyer who first reported Edward Snowden's disclosure of U.S. surveillance programs, said Manning's acquittal on the charge of aiding the enemy represented a "tiny sliver of justice."

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