Chelsea Manning leaves prison after sentence in leaks case is commuted

Notably, the files she leaked contained information about thousands of civilian deaths that the government had kept secret, and showed that the US government did not properly investigate claims of abuse against Iraqi soldiers and police. "... I feel very comfortable that justice has been served".

Manning's defense team is intent on protecting her.

If the appeal is denied, she could be dishonourably discharged from the army, USA media say. Celebrating a new hope, and a return of the sun. President Obama announced in January that he would commute the bulk of the remainder of Manning's sentence. As of Wednesday afternoon, the page had raised more than $156,000 to help with her living expenses.

Lauren C. Anderson, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation executive and worldwide consultant, is a 29-year veteran of the agency who worked extensively in national security arena.

Chelsea Manning was convicted for a 2010 US intelligence leak that exposed information about the nation's military and diplomacy efforts. We love you Chelsea.

"Two more days until the freedom of civilian life", Manning tweeted on Monday. She was subjected to male grooming standards and had to sue to receive transition-related hormone therapy.

At the same time, Manning was among the first members of the military to benefit from transgender health care under the new policy, and the first to get approval for gender reassignment surgery in military prison. But Obama said she had served a "tough sentence".

The United States Disciplinary Barracks complex where Private Chelsea Manning is being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, US, May 16, 2017. He continued, "It made sense to commute, and not pardon, her sentencing".

Chelsea Manning leaves prison after sentence... It was a humiliating and degrading experience - one that altered my mind, body and spirit. She twice tried to commit suicide and faced long stretches of solitary confinement as well as denial of healthcare, Strangio said.

July 29, 2010: Manning is moved from Kuwait to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, to await trial.

She was eventually cleared of "aiding the enemy", but convicted of 17 of the 22 charges brought against her after she pled guilty to 10.

Manning's attorneys Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward agreed.

Manning's lawyers asked for privacy.

Read: What Will Chelsea Manning Do After Former Whistle-Blower Is Released Today? "The evidence indisputably shows she thought she was doing the right thing".

Manning remains on active duty status pending the conclusion of her appeals. "The reason is simple: her revelations deeply embarrassed not only the Republicans, but especially the Obama administration". If she loses, she could be dishonorably discharged. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) collapsed while running a race in Washington on Wednesday morning, but later said he was "doing well". "After so many years of government control over her body and gender, I know she [Manning] is eager to grow her hair, express her gender and negotiate decisions on her own terms", said Stranglio. Nevertheless, she accrued, while behind bars, staunch supporters and friends.

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