Judge reduces possible sentence in WikiLeaks case
FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) - A military judge on Tuesday reduced the potential sentence for an Army private accused of sending reams of classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.
Colonel Denise Lind made the ruling during a pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade for Bradley Manning.
Col Lind found that Manning suffered illegal pre-trial punishment during nine months in a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia. She awarded a total of 112 days off any prison sentence Manning gets if he is convicted.
Manning was confined to a windowless cell 23 hours a day, sometimes with no clothing. Brig officials say it was to keep him from hurting himself or others.