Bradley Manning jailed for 35 years in WikiLeaks* case
(Level: Upper-intermediate / B2 to C1 / ***)
The following words could be useful:
to betray: to commit treason trahir
double standard(s): principles allowing greater freedom or more privileges to one person or group than to another deux poids deux mesures
a footage: a (short) film or videotape images; séquences filmées
to gun down: to shoot down abattre
an intelligence officer: a person employed in espionage for a government agent/ analyste de renseignement
to leak: unauthorized or deliberate disclosure of confidential information fuite
the outset: beginning / start début
eligible for : entitled to admissible à
parole: the release of a prisoner before the expiry of his sentence on the promise of a good behaviour e.g. libération conditionnelle
the Prosecution: the party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in court le Parquet / l'Accusation / le Procureur
to disrupt: interrupt by causing trouble / destroy perturber / nuire à / interrompre
unabated: without any reduction in intensity or strength sans relâche / sans répit
- The verdict against Bradley Manning has divided public opinion: explain the two trends on how the ex-intelligence agent is now really seen by the Americans and why!
- Will he have to serve his whole sentence?
You can also watch the report on the Sky News website:
When you are finished, check your answers!
Non. Il pourrait bénéficier d'une libération conditionnelle après avoir purgé le tiers de sa peine.
Son avocat va aussi déposer un recours en grâce auprès du Président Obama.