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Manning to speak at his sentencing hearing

In this July 30, 2013 courtroom sketch, Bradley Manning, third from left, stands with his defence team as military judge Denise Lind reads her verdict in Fort Meade, Maryland. Manning is expected to give a statement on Wednesday during the sentencing phase of his court-martial.   | Photo Credit: William Hennessy

Bradley Manning is set to make a public statement on Wednesday as his sentencing hearing nears an end.

Manning faces up 90 years in prison for leaking huge amounts of classified information to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq in 2010. He says he wanted to expose wrongdoing and provoke public debate about the U.S. military and diplomatic affairs.

The witness list on Wednesday also includes a mental health expert and Manning family members, including his aunt Debra Van Alstyne.

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