Obama commutes sentence of intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning

By REUTERS
January 17, 2017 23:33




WASHINGTON, Jan 17 - President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said.

Manning, formerly known as US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman.

She accepted responsibility for leaking the material, has said she was confronting gender dysphoria at the time of the leaks while deployed in Iraq.


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