13:50 GMT: SLIGHT DELAY in sentencing. It will be announced “shortly after 10am” #Manning — Andrew Blake (@apblake) August 21, 2013 13:49 GMT: The cameras in the courtroom are voice-activated, so Pfc. #Manning own’t be on camera unless he speaks (he won’t).#Manning — Andrew Blake (@apblake) August 21, 2013 13:46 GMT: RT’s Washington-based journalist Andrew Blake is reporting live from the courtroom. He will bring the latest news and information as the sentencing gets underway. I’ve requested that the live feed in the media center broadcasts Pfc. Manning’s reaction to the sentence. May/may not happen #Manning — Andrew Blake (@apblake) August 21, 2013 13:43 GMT: Alexa O’Brien says journalists will not have the option of communicating the Manning sentence to the outside world until after recess has been called. He also tweeted that access to the Internet will be cut off as soon as court is called to order. 13:33 GMT: A detailed chart of the charges Manning was found guilty of and the maximum sentences available under each one. Here is a IMAGE of how #Manning ‘s conviction was merged for sentencing purposes. He faces MAX 90 years. No MIN. pic.twitter.com/27fI4T75Hs — Alexa O’Brien (@carwinb) August 21, 2013 12:11 GMT: 1294 Days will be subtracted from Bradley’s sentence. @nathanLfuller Yeah that looks correct after I did the math. — Art Superheroes (@WikileaksTruck) August 20, 2013 11:50 GMT: WikiLeaks activist and blogger Clark Stoeckley estimates that Manning will likely get a 30-year sentence, with the likelihood of parole in 10 years. Stoeckley questions why Manning is facing up to 90-years-in prison, while the apache gunner who appeared in the ‘Collateral Murder’ video has never faced criminal charges. 11:40 GMT: Independent journalist Alexa O’Brien, who has extensively covered the Manning trial, tweeted that all of the networks have already arrived. “I am told MSNBC showed up for the first or second time yesterday,” O’Brien said. 11:35 GMT: Emergency action for #BradleyManning TODAY! pic.twitter.com/NPL0WnRzRn — CODEPINK (@codepink) August 21, 2013 11:30 GMT: Here is a picture of the media line before 7am. Swarms of media expected– court room expected to be full. #Manning pic.twitter.com/yR9gKdNO54 — Alexa O’Brien (@carwinb) August 21, 2013 11:20 GMT: Col. Denise Lind, who on Tuesday began her deliberations in the court-martial case, said she would announce the first sentence for Manning on Wednesday at 10am local time (14:00 GMT). Wednesday’s sentence will be for the army private’s disclosure of classified information through the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The prosecution has sought a 60-year sentence, arguing the stiff term would deter others from leaking classified information. “There’s value in deterrence,” prosecutor Capt. Joe Morrow said in his closing argument on Monday. Last week the 25-year-old Manning apologized for the “unintended consequences” of his actions, saying he believed he was “going to help people, not hurt people.” He told the court at Fort Meade, Maryland, that “the last three years have been a learning experience for me.” The soldier was convicted last month of 20 charges including espionage, theft and violating computer regulations. Manning was found not guilty, however, of the most serious charge – aiding the enemy – which entailed a potential sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for passing on more than 700,000 Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports and State Department diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq in 2010. Manning is entitled to appeal against any verdict handed to him by the court-martial in the Army Court of Criminal Appeal within six months.
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