After Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old Army private who sent thousands of classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks, was acquitted of aiding the enemy on July 30, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their mixed feelings about the verdict.
Bradley Manning Acquitted — Celebs React To WikiLeaks Trial Verdict
Although Bradley was acquitted of the most serious charge brought against him, he was convicted of six espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions. His fate was decided by a judge, and many celebrities took to Twitter to voice their disapproval over the verdict.
Rosie O’Donnell tweeted, “Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, Un torture chief rules http://gu.com/p/365ac/tw via @guardian This Is America?