Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy in WikiLeaks Case – Stars React
Celebrities are taking to Twitter to react to Bradley Manning being acquitted of aiding the enemy on Tuesday. While some stars are supporting the private’s decision to hand over of hundreds of thousands of confidential military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, others are upset that the military court acquitted Manning of the most serious charge.
Manning was convicted, however, on multiple counts of espionage and stealing government property, which could result in a maximum jail sentence of 136 years. The 25-year-old private’s sentencing is set to take place next week. Check out what celebs are saying about the verdict below, and tell us what you think about the court’s decision.
Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules http://t.co/uYZb2qIoK7 via @guardian THIS IS AMERICA ? — Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) July 30, 2013
Fr all you assholes quick to “hang ” snowden &manning u should try expressing deep gratitude to patriots http://t.co/ACi4rEw89Y — John Cusack (@johncusack) July 29, 2013
Bradley Manning is no hero. He caused damage. But an aiding the enemy charge should never be applied to leaks to reporting groups. — Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) July 30, 2013
Manning NOT guilty of aiding enemy — Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 30, 2013
here’s hoping…Judge to announce verdict in Bradley Manning case @washingtonpost http://t.co/mM8r1ba6to #freebradleymanning #bradleymanning — Moby (@thelittleidiot) July 30, 2013