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Manning's family saddened by 35-year sentence

The family of former United States Army soldier Bradley Manning says they are saddened and disappointed in the 35-year sentence he received for giving troves of military and government secrets to WikiLeaks.

world Updated: Aug 22, 2013 16:13 IST

The family of former United States Army soldier Bradley Manning says they are saddened and disappointed in the 35-year sentence he received for giving troves of military and government secrets to WikiLeaks.



Manning's attorney David Coombs read a statement from the family on Wednesday during a news conference.

The statement from the family said Manning's intentions were good and he believed he was acting in the best interest of the US. They also thanked his defense team and supporters around the world and said the fight was not over.

Manning's uncle Kevin Fox said that the soldier shouldn't have been given any time at all and he called him a hero. Fox is Welsh, like Manning's mother, who is reportedly in poor health.