Twitter reacts to Bradley Manning sentence

August 21, 2013

Immediately after a military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, Manning's supporters and detractors took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the sentence.

 

WikiLeaks saw a "strategic victory" in the sentence:

A former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay questioned the wisdom of the govenrment's strategy in the case:

Numerous civil rights organization weighed in against the sentence:

Glenn Greenwald, a journalist for the Guardian who has published numerous documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, condemned the U.S.'s prosecution of Manning:

Occupy Wall Street and the hacking collective Anonymous voice support for Manning:

While the sentiment on Twitter was overwhelmingly opposed to Manning's prosecution, it was not unanimous:

More on this story:

Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Daniel Ellsberg: Manning 'casualty of a horrible, wrongful war'

Sentence could mean a long stay for Manning at Leavenworth

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