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Chelsea Manning

Before Leaving Office, Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence

Manning has been a focus of a worldwide debate on government secrecy since she provided more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables, and battlefield accounts to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks – a leak for which she was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison. Her sentence will now expire on May 17, the White House said.

January 17, 2017
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Presidential Pardons: Obama Picks Up The Pace On Commutations

Near the start of his second term, President Obama had granted clemency at a lower rate than any president in recent history. He had pardoned 39 people and denied 1,333 requests. As Obama enters the final days of his administration, he has dramatically picked up the pace.

January 7, 2017
U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, who was born male but identifies as a woman, imprisoned for handing over classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, is pictured dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph obtained on August 14, 2013. Courtesy U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

Chelsea Manning Attempted Suicide In Prison Last Week

Manning’s lawyers criticized the U.S. military, accusing it of a “gross breach of confidentiality” by leaking the reason behind Manning’s visit to hospital.

July 12, 2016
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Why Transgender People Are Drawn To The Military

Transgender people are present in the armed services at a higher rate than in the general population.

September 9, 2015

Pentagon Weighs Sending Manning To Civilian Prison For Gender Treatment

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John F. Kirby said the Defense Department is considering a request […]

May 14, 2014