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: