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Two US Soldiers Convicted, Face Sentencing

Stay tuned to their respective sentences.

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Two US army soldiers have been found guilty of crimes and are about to be sentenced. S/SGT Robert Bales killed 16 Afghan villagers, most of them women and children, was confronted in court by several survivors at the start of sentencing hearing.

Pvt Bradley Manning convicted of making public via Wikileaks US war crimes and diplomatic subversion of foreign governments, didn’t kill anyone and is expected to be sentenced later today.

Stay tuned to their respective sentences.

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Anonymous August 23, 2013 11:50 am (Pacific time)

Snowden deserves a heroic welcome home and Manning is another story. Obama will no doubt pardon him, but don't expect Obama to leave as per the law...

Ralph E. Stone August 23, 2013 7:23 am (Pacific time)

Manning was sentenced to 35 years. He is eligible for parole after 8 years. There is also a possibility that Obama could pardon him at the end of his presidency.

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