Manning verdicts

Manning verdicts

CREATED Jul. 30, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 2, 2013

Manning verdcits

 FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) A State Department official says the 250,000 diplomatic cables that Pfc. Bradley Manning disclosed through WikiLeaks had a chilling effect on the department's ability to advance human rights.

Acting Assistant Secretary Michael Kozak testified Friday at the soldier's sentencing hearing at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. Manning faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy group while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq in 2010.

Kozak says the cables identified people who had worked with the United States, putting them at risk of death, violence or incarceration. He says the department helped some of those people relocate.

But he says the greatest damage is that some foreign human-rights workers are now reluctant to talk to the department for fear their conversations will be revealed.

Hollywood to explore Manning, Wikileaks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The story of WikiLeaks is the kind of real-life drama Hollywood loves, so expect to see multiple interpretations of it on the big screen.
Several projects chronicle the organization's enigmatic leader Julian Assange and recently convicted leaker Bradley Manning.
Alex Gibney's documentary, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," was released earlier this year. Bill Condon's narrative take on the tale, "The Fifth Estate," will premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.
Two other WikiLeaks projects are in development. "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal optioned a New York Times article about Assange earlier this year, and Gibney acquired the rights last year to Denver Nicks' 2012 book, "Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History."
"The Bradley Manning story is easily one of the most important stories of the last decade," Nicks told Democracy Now! last year. "In many ways, Bradley Manning's story is the story of the United States in the post-9/11 era."

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