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Prosecution presents final evidence against Bradley Manning

Army prosecutors are getting one more chance to present evidence that Bradley Manning deserves a long prison sentence for disclosing a trove of classified information through WikiLeaks.

Bradley Manning faces up to 90 years in prison

U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is charged with providing more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks, the biggest unauthorized release of classified files in U.S. history. (Gary Cameron/Reuters)

Army prosecutors are getting one more chance to present evidence that Bradley Manning deserves a long prison sentence for disclosing a trove of classified information through WikiLeaks.

The government may call witnesses at Manning's sentencing hearing Friday to rebut testimony the defence presented this week. The defence evidence included testimony from two mental health workers that Manning's inner turmoil over his gender identity and his sense of isolation contributed to his decision to leak U.S. secrets.

Prosecutors could call their own expert witness to give another opinion about Manning's mental state. Prosecutors also may present evidence to rebut Manning's statement Wednesday that he regrets the harm his actions caused to people and the United States.

Manning faces up to 90 years in prison for his offences.