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CHELSEA MANNING HAS BEEN FREED FROM PRISON

‘First Steps of Freedom’, Chelsea tweeted¬†from her twitter account this morning.

Chelsea Manning, a transgendered U.S. Army intelligence analyst, was imprisoned in July 2010 for violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after disclosing to WikiLeaks nearly three-quarters of a million classified, as well as unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents.

Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, the longest ever imposed for a leak conviction. Many deemed the sentence overtly harsh, as a means to make an example out of Chelsea.

Chelsea Manning is Freed from Prison Today, S3R News

On January 17th, at the end of his term, ¬†President Obama commuted Manning’s sentence,¬†along with¬†209 ¬†other commutations and 64 pardons. The former President believed that Manning’s¬†time¬†served, (7 years), was¬†‚Äúsufficient punishment for the serious crimes she committed.”

Manning was released early this morning. For more on Manning’s clemency visit VICE News.

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