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Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison Decades Early

Chelsea Manning Has Been Released From Prison Decades Early

Manning came out as a transgender woman in prison.

Manning has becoming a hugely divisive personality in the United States, after she was arrested and jailed in 2010.

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Cars exit and enter US Army facility Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas, on May 17, 2017. Really? This man was sentenced to 35 years for releasing hundreds of thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks!

Manning will be on "excess leave" - meaning she is considered to be off-duty - while her court-martial conviction is under appellate review, an Army spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson, said.

Manning said at the time that she had hoped to spark "worldwide discussion, debates and reforms" with the information, bringing to light what she saw as an unfair portrayal of the US wars.

Chelsea Manning was freed from a military prison on Wednesday, having served seven of a 35-year sentence for revealing government secrets.

In a statement to ABC, Manning said, "I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from so many people across the world over these past years".

She defended the leaking by saying she had wanted to spark a public debate in the U.S. about the role of the military and USA foreign policy, but later apologised for "hurting the US", saying she had mistakenly believed she could "change the world for the better".

"First steps of freedom!" she wrote on Instagram alongside a smiling emoji and the hashtag "chelseaisfree".

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Manning was court-martialed and sentenced in 2013 to 35 years in prison, the longest sentence ever imposed for a leak conviction in us history.

Manning provided more than 750,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks, which included military and diplomatic dispatches.

Pulse Films announced Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival in France that Manning would be the focus of a documentary titled "XY Chelsea" and has granted filmmakers "unprecedented access". The film is titled "XY Chelsea" and will be directed by British filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins and executive produced by "Citizenfour" filmmaker Laura Poitras. Had President Obama not done so, Manning's year of release would have remained 2045. "Chelsea Manning is somebody who went through the military criminal justice process, was exposed to due process, was found guilty, was sentenced for her crimes, and she acknowledged wrongdoing", Earnest said. President Barack Obama granted her clemency in January before departing office. The cables caused an worldwide diplomatic embarrassment for the U.S.

Manning was convicted of 20 charges in connection with the leaks, including espionage.

Friends and family have organised a campaign to raise funds for Manning on her release, which has so far collected more than US$147,000 (€132,242).

She revealed previously unknown killings of civilian bystanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, classified intelligence assessments of Guantanamo detainees, revelations that the usa failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse by Iraqi police and soldiers, and blunt diplomatic assessments of us allies and adversaries.

Manning, who was originally known as Pvt.

Chelsea Manning, 29, shared her first tweet and photo since being released from military prison on Wednesday morning.

Manning was imprisoned in 2010 for leaking extensive military documents related to the Iraq war to the press, including a video of an Apache helicopter wantonly murdering 12 civilians in Baghdad in 2007.

After seven years behind bars, US Army Private Chelsea Manning will walk out of the security gates of the Fort Leavenworth military prison, finally able to complete her transition as a free, openly transgender woman.


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